Students who graduate with University Honors must:
- Maintain and graduate with a cumulative overall GPA of at least 3.5 for students entering Fall 2017 or after.
- Complete 16 credits of Honors Discovery courses,
- Of which at least 8 credits (usually 2 courses) must be seminar-style. Qualifying Honors seminars have a cap of no more than 20 students, and use discussion as the primary mode of in-class instruction. (Seminar-Style Courses)
- For the remaining 8 credits, students may choose any Honors course at the 400 or 500 level.
- At most, one course may be a "self-designated Honors course," in which students create their own Honors course in collaboration with a faculty member. Self-designated courses will not count toward the Honors seminar requirement.
- Departmental Honors OR Interdisciplinary Honors
- Honors Thesis of at least 4 credits
- Students must register for an Honors Thesis course of at least 4 credits supervised by a faculty member.
- A grade of B or better is required for the Honors Thesis.
A flow chart of the Honors curriculum can be found here for reference.