Curriculum

Choose to help shape your curriculum in ways not possible in other academic units. Write a thesis; complete a creative project; explore a topic of interest with more depth and independence than in a typical class. 

We are preparing exceptional students to perform in every imaginable sphere of life. We offer options and opportunities. The Honors curriculum is intended to be highly personal, and students work with an Honors advisor to meet their Honors College academic requirements.

Honors Courses

Courses are an important component of the Honors College experience. The Honors College emphasizes small classes, generally limited to 20 students; seminars, interdisciplinary team-taught courses and other engaging learning experiences; and the development of critical reading, discussion, and writing skills. Honors College coursework is indicated on your transcript; however, it is not weighted any differently from non-honors courses.

Class Project Agreement

The Class Project Agreement (CPA) is designed to offer students an option to enrich the academic experience in upper-division courses in academic majors and programs for which Honors courses are not offered.

Under the direction of the instructor of a course, students can create a one-credit-hour Honors experience in association with a non-Honors course. The goal of this project is to provide students with an enriched educational experience through a course in the major or other field of interest.

Individual Honors Work

Individual Honors Work (HONR 20096/30096/40096) provides students an opportunity to complete independent study (1-4 credit hours) under the direction of a faculty member. The goal of this project is to provide students with an enriched educational experience in the major or other field of interest not typically covered in the standard curriculum.

Study Away & Study Abroad

The Honors College encourages all of its students to acquire broader national and global perspectives and appreciate cross-cultural values and achievements.

Senior Honors Portfolio

The Senior Portfolio is a graded one-credit-hour project which involves the collection of 8-10 artifacts from a student's undergraduate career accompanied by a reflective paper that explains how each artifact contributed to the student's intellectual and/or personal growth.

Senior Honors Thesis/Project

The Senior Honors Thesis/Project is a 6-credit-hour independent project. It may be a research, creative, or applied project and is completed under the direction of a faculty member.