For students entering the Honors Program in Fall 2012 or later:
Honors Credit Requirements
Students in the Honors Program must complete a minimum of 24 units of Honors credit to earn an Honors Degree. 18 of the 24 credits must be completed as "In-Class" credits and can include courses like Crossroads, Senior Seminar, honors-only courses, cross listed courses, contracts, and independent courses. At least 6 of the 24 credits must be completed as "Out of Class" credits and can include the Senior Capstone Project, teaching assistantships, studying abroad, internships, and participating in research. A detailed description of all of these courses is offered below.
GPA Requirement: Honors students must earn and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 in order to stay in the program. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the program.
Honors Curriculum Guides
Graduating with an Honors Degree
Students who have completed the required coursework and maintained the minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 graduate with an Honors distinction on their transcripts, an award above the Latin honors (cum laude, etc). Most of our graduates go on to study in professional schools (medicine or law) or graduate programs in their disciplines. A number of Honors students also successfully compete for post-graduate scholarships and fellowships such as the Truman, Marshall, and Rhodes Scholarships, and the Fulbright Fellowships.