The University of New Hampshire has a tradition of encouraging academic excellence through 21 honorary societies, including active chapters of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. The University Honors Program (UHP), established by the Academic Senate in 1983, represents a further recognition of the achievements and capabilities of outstanding students.
The University Honors Program enriches undergraduate education through small classes of twenty-five or fewer students, thus allowing a personal, intensive approach to earning. During first-year and sophomore years, all participants take a minimum of four Honors-designated courses, one of which is the Honors 444 seminar. These courses count toward the Discovery Program requirements that all students must complete. Students in the UHP also must complete their department’s Honors-in-Major requirements in order to earn an Honors designation upon graduation.
Honors Discovery and General Education courses offered this semester are available in the literature included with the Time and Room Schedule . University Honors Program courses require permission from the Honors Program Office, Hood House. Honors courses are open to non-Honors students, with a 3.2 or higher GPA, with special permission on a space available. Unauthorized registrations into Honors Program courses will be deleted electronically, prohibiting students from enrolling in the courses.
There are currently over 50 different departments from all five of the University’s undergraduate schools and colleges offering Honors-in-Major programs. Honors work in a major requires a minimum of 16 credits, at least four of which must be devoted to a senior thesis project. Students should familiarize themselves with their departments’ requirements and should meet with their departmental Honors liaison. Honors designations are indicated on Transcripts and diplomas. In order to receive Honors credit for a major requirement, students must file an "Honors Designation Form". For more information, contact Sean Moore, Director, University Honors Program, Hood House, 862-3928.
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