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Honors College

Honors activity and credit hours

Activity hour and credit hour requirements for Apollo, Gemini and Mercury Scholars can be found on the Requirements page.

Honors College students should submit their activity hours to Honors Path every semester to maintain current records of their progress toward completing Honors College requirements. Log in to Honors Path at https://apps.fit.edu/honorspath/

Honors Activity Hours

Types Of Activities

  • Civic Engagement
  • Concert/Show Attendance
  • Concert/Show Performance
  • Conference Attendance
  • Conference Paper Presentation
  • Conference Poster Presentation
  • Field Trip Attendance
  • Lecture Attendance
  • Mentee, Alumni Mentoring Program
  • Mentee, Peer Mentoring Program
  • Mentor, Peer Mentoring Program
  • Online Activity
  • Professional Organization Membership
  • Research
  • Seminar Attendance
  • Student Organization Membership
  • Study Abroad
  • Workshop Participation

Event Attendance/Participation

  • < 1 hour: .5 honors activity hour
  • 1–3 hours: 1 honors activity hour
  • 3–6 hours: 2 honors activity hours
  • All-day event (8+ hours): 5 honors activity hours
  • Multiday conference: up to 5 honors activity hours

Leadership Roles

  • Leading, organizing and participating in events: up to 4 honors activity hours per event
  • Student Honors Council (maximum of two years): up to 10 honors activity hours per year for leadership role                                                                                                                                                                         
    • Members are eligible for additional activity hours for leading, organizing and participating in honors events (see above).
  • Leadership in professional organizations: up to 8 honors activity hours per year                       
    • Members are eligible for additional activity hours for leading, organizing and participating in the organization’s events (see above).
  • Leadership in student organizations: up to 8 honors activity hours per year
    • Members are eligible for additional activity hours for leading, organizing and participating in the organization’s events (see above).

Ongoing Commitments

  • Civic engagement: up to 8 honors activity hours per semester based on involvement
  • Membership in professional and student organizations: up to 4 honors activity hours per year based on involvement
    • Members are eligible for additional activity hours for leading, organizing and participating in the organization’s events (see left).
  • Mentoring (Mentor): up to 8 honors activity hours per semester based on involvement
  • Mentoring (Mentee): up to 6 honors activity hours per semester based on involvement
  • Oxford Study Abroad (6 weeks): up to 10 honors activity hours
  • Netherlands Study Abroad (2 weeks): up to 6 honors activity hours
  • Spain and Austria Study Abroad (10 days): up to 5 honors activity hours
  • Semester Study Abroad: up to 15 honors activity hours
  • Additional opportunities for study abroad experiences that can satisfy honors activity hours can be found at floridatech.edu/study-abroad.
  • Students can earn honors credit hours with the addition of Honors Options to nonhonors courses taken during study abroad experiences (see Honors Options listed in the Honors Credit Hours section on front page).

Certification

  • Cross-Cultural Competence Certificate: up to 8 honors activity hours (floridatech.edu/cultural-competency-certificate)
  • Florida Tech Future Professionals Certificate: up to 6 honors activity hours (floridatech.edu/career/future-professionals)

Honors College Newsletter

  • Article publication: 1 honors activity hour
  • Editor/co-editor: up to 6 honors activity hours per issue

Research

  • Lab group, research group or independent research with faculty independent of undergraduate research courses: up to 8 honors activity hours per semester based on involvement
  • Conference paper/poster presentation: up to 6 honors activity hours
  • Paper publication: up to 10 honors activity hours

Honors Credit Hours

Honors credit hours can be earned in honors courses, Honors Options and Honors Research. Honors College administrators will enter students’ honors credit hours in Honors Path. Students will be able to monitor their progress toward Honors College requirements on the site.

Honors Courses And Honors Options

  • 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-credit honors courses that satisfy general education core, program and elective requirements.
  • Honors Options can be added to 1000-, 2000-, 3000- and 4000-level courses to earn the equivalent honors credit hours.
  • Graduate courses earn the equivalent honors credit hours (up to 8 credit hours for Apollo Scholars and 4 credit hours for Gemini and Mercury Scholars).

Research

  • Honors Research experience courses and undergraduate research courses offered by departments earn the equivalent honors credit hours.
  • Honors symposium poster presentation: up to 3 honors credit hours
  • Conference paper or poster presentation: up to 3 honors credit hours
  • Paper publication: up to 3 honors credit hours
  • Conference paper and poster presentations and paper publications may be eligible for either activity hours or credit hours, not both.