Honors Curriculum

The Honors Program offers courses in a wide range of disciplines, striving for both academic rigor and pedagogical creativity. Students are permitted to enroll in a maximum of two Honors courses per semester. Ideally, however, participants should complete one Honors course per semester beginning in the fall of the freshman year. Students earn 24 credits total distributed as follows:

HON 101 The Quest: Introductory Honors Seminar (3 credits)
Three Advanced Honors Seminars (9 credits)
One Traditional and one Advanced Tutorial (6 credits)
HON 399 Research Tutorial (3 credits)
HON 400 Honors Senior Seminar (3 credits)

Typical Timeline

Freshman year

Fall: HON 101 Introductory Honors Seminar
Spring: First Advanced Seminar

Sophomore year

Fall: Traditional Tutorial
Spring: Second Advanced Seminar

Junior year

Fall: Advanced Tutorial
Spring: HON 399 Research Tutorial

Senior year

Fall: HON 400 Senior Seminar or capstone course in major
Spring: Third Advanced Seminar and Thesis Defense

For detailed descriptions of these courses, please visit the Undergraduate Catalog.