Honors Courses

Honors courses are intended to provide extensive student-faculty interaction and engagement among top students.

Courses are an important component of the Honors College experience. Honors College courses have the following characteristics in common:

Small class size

The average size of an Honors course is 20 students. The smaller size allows for more interaction between professor and student as well as interaction between student and student.

In-depth treatment of course content

The honors college emphasizes courses that are in depth rather than accelerated. UHC courses stress critical thinking and synthesis and the historical and theoretical foundations of the discipline. Emphasis is given to primary sources rather than survey texts. In short, you will read, write, and think more.

Outstanding faculty

Just as students choose and are chosen to take UHC courses, so too are the faculty who teach those courses. 

Honors College course work is indicated on your transcript; however, it is not weighted any differently from non-honors courses. As such, anyone reviewing your transcript for graduate school, professional school, or employment will know that you have chosen to make your undergraduate experience unique.