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Honors Experiences

Honors Experiences are meant to enrich a student’s undergraduate education. They encourage students to extend their learning both inside and outside of the traditional classroom setting. In addition to your two credit Honors Colloquium and Honors Seminar(s) during your freshman year, students select and complete 16 credit hours of Honors Experiences from the following list before graduation:

* Denotes non-coursework category


  • At least 3 credits must come from non-coursework categories, denoted with *.
  • A total of 3 Honors Seminars may be taken.
  • Courses in your major may be used to meet the Honors Experience requirements.
  • You must complete honors experiences in at least two of the categories listed.
  • A maximum of 6 credits (equivalent to 270 hours) will be granted in any one petitioned experience.

For Honors Scholars entering fall 2016 and later:

To remain in good standing in the Honors College, Honors Scholars are required to complete 21 credits of coursework. Scholars must complete a minimum of 5 credits by the end of the freshman year (credits earned through the Honors Colloquium and Honors Seminar) and 13 credits total must be completed by the end of the junior year to maintain good standing in the Honors College.

Last updated: December 28, 2020 1:30 pm EST