To successfully complete the Honors Program, students must complete the Honors Curriculum and maintain good standing in the Program.
Note: The Honors Curriculum underwent a substantial change as of January, 2012. Students entering the Honors Program after this date are responsible for completing the Current Honors Curriculum. Students who entered the Honors Program previous to 2012 are responsible for the Previous Honors Curriculum.
Current Honors Curriculum
The Honors Program delivers an enriched and stimulating education to highly motivated and intellectually curious students by offering interdisciplinary and challenging courses that will provide students with a holistic view of the world. The Honors Program experience affords students the opportunity to develop advanced knowledge and skills that will prepare them to exercise a higher level of critical thinking, to communicate with various and diverse audiences, and to successfully engage local, national, and global communities.
The Honors curriculum is designed to allow students to develop this knowledge and these skills through a collection of courses that represent General Studies courses, courses required for a student’s degree, and elective courses. To accomplish this, each Honors student will take the core Honors courses (listed below) in addition to at least 12 credits from one of the 9 “field curricula” (also listed below). The field curricula are designed to meet the curricular needs of students from a variety of majors and programs throughout the College. Students are free to choose any of the 9 field curricula, but most students will choose the field corresponding with their chosen major, as it is designed to minimize the accumulation of “extra” credits above and beyond the required number. Students in the Individualized Degree Program, or programs or majors that do not explicitly fall under any of the field curricula are encouraged to work with the Honors Director to create a specialized field curriculum from the listings of cross-listed courses. Students entering the Honors Program with at least 60 credits will have their 1000 and 2000 level course requirements waived, and can complete the Program by taking only the 3000 and 4000 level courses in the Honors Core and their chosen Field Curriculum. A downloadable version of the curriculum is available here: Honors Curriculum ( 44 KB).