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Honors Curriculum

Honors Credit Hours

Honors credit hours can be earned in Honors courses, Honors Options, and Honors Research. Honors College students take a range of Honors courses that satisfy the General Education Core and program requirements. 

Honors Credit Hours Earned from 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 6-credit hours of graduate coursework / up to two graduate courses)

Honors Credit Hours Earned from Research

  • Research experience, including Honors Research and undergraduate research
  • 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.

Honors Seminar & HON Courses

The Honors Seminar is a 2000-level interdisciplinary course that highlights the relationship between the humanities, social sciences and STEM fields and features guest lectures by faculty across disciplines. The Honors Seminar is required of all Honors College students. Students read primary and secondary sources on the topic and complete numerous writing assignments, including a research paper.  The HON 2000 course satisfies one three-credit humanities (HU) elective, and the HON 2001 course satisfies one three-credit social science (SS) elective. The Honors Research and Honors Special Topics courses are offered by academic units and require instructor and/or academic unit head/chair approval.

HON Courses
•  HON 1020 Honors Special Topics
•  HON 2000 Honors Seminar
•  HON 2001 Honors Seminar
•  HON 2020 Honors Special Topics
•  HON 2990 Honors Research Experience 1
•  HON 2991 Honors Research Experience 2
•  HON 3020 Honors Special Topics
•  HON 4020 Honors Special Topics
•  HON 4991 Honors Research Experience 3

Honors Sections

Honors sections of core and elective courses offer distinct approaches to the material and require students to explore issues and problems in depth. Such courses are often discussion-oriented rather than lectures and involve research projects to facilitate the analysis, synthesis and understanding of scholarly work. 

Biology & Oceanography
•  BIO 1010 Biological Discovery 1/MAR 1010 Biological Discovery 1
•  BIO 1020 Biological Discovery 2/MAR 1020 Biological Discovery 2
•  OCN 1010 Oceanography
Chemistry
•  CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1 
•  CHM 1102 General Chemistry 2 
•  CHM 2001 Organic Chemistry 1 
•  CHM 2002 Organic Chemistry 2 
Communication & Humanities
•  COM 1102 Writing About Literature
•  COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication
•  COM 2224 Business and Professional Writing
•  HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
•  HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern
•  HUM 2551 Survey of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
•  HUM 2552 Survey of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy
Mathematics
•  MTH 1010 Honors Calculus 1
•  MTH 1020 Honors Calculus 2 
•  MTH 2010 Honors Calculus 3 
•  MTH 3200 Honors Differential Equations 
•  MTH 3220 Honors Partial Differential Equations 
•  MTH 4111 Honors Analysis 
Physics
•  PHY 1001 Physics 1
•  PHY 2002 Physics 2
Psychology
•  PSY 4515 Psychology Honors Thesis
•  PSY 4590 Psychology Honors Seminar

Honors Options

Honors options allow faculty members to add requirements to non-Honors courses or sections. Honors options can be added to any course although options are ideal for upper-level electives. The student and faculty member submit a contract outlining the additional work for the course. The contract must be submitted to and approved by Honors College administrators at the beginning of the semester.


Spring 2023 Honors Courses

CRN Subject Course Section Credits Title Days Times Instructor
25676 COM 2223 H13 3 Sci/Tech Comm MWF 2:00 - 2:50 Mazo
26608 HON 2000 01H 3 Honors Seminar MW 4:00 - 5:15 Kagunda
28515 HON 2990 01 1 Honors Research Exp 1     Souris Smith
27894 HON 2991 01 2 Honors Research Exp 2     Chivukula
28067 MTH 1020 01H 4 Honors Calculus 2

MW

TR

11:00 - 11:50

2:00 - 3:15

White
28955 MTH 3200 01H 4 Honors Differential Equations

MW

TR

11:00 - 11:50

9:30 - 10:45

Bukshtynov
28114 PHY 1001 01H 4 Physics 1 MTRF 1:00 - 1:50 Palotai
24640 PSY 4515 02 3 Psychology Honors Thesis     Conradt
24642 PSY 4515 04 3 Psychology Honors Thesis     Burns
24643 PSY 4515 05 3 Psychology Honors Thesis     Proctor
24645 PSY 4515 07 3 Psychology Honors Thesis     Harvey
24947 PSY 4515 08 3 Psychology Honors Thesis     Converse
27209 PSY 4515 10 3 Psychology Honors Thesis     Costopulos
27268 PSY 4515 15 3 Psychology Honors Thesis     LoGalbo
18851 PSY 1590 01H 1 Psych Honors Seminar F   Talbot
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