To graduate with an Honors degree, a student must complete a minimum of 24 Honors credits. This minimum is achieved through the completion of various required courses as well as unique combinations of optional courses. See the Honors curriculum guide for students entering FALL 12 and later or the Curriculum Guide for Upperclassmen for more information.
Students have the flexibility to design their own course of study within the Honors Program. Honors advisors are available to help students construct a four-year plan. Click on the Advising Link to learn more about our Honors Advising process.
HR 190: Crossroads (3 credits) - an interdisciplinary, introductory seminar that orients students to how Honors courses will differ from non-Honors courses; usually taken within the first year. Micah Program students are not required to take Crossroads since the first semester Micah courses fulfill this requirement.
Honors Senior Seminar (3 credits) - fulfilled by HR 496: Great Books or an approved upper-level substitute (varies by semester).
HR 490: Honors Senior Thesis/Capstone (3 credits) - usually taken during the senior year and may be linked with a senior capstone or seminar course in the student's major or minor. Students must submit a proposal to the Honors Program for their thesis/capstone project. Proposals are due the semester prior to beginning the project.
Honors-only courses are courses offered by other departments with enrollment limited to Honors students. These courses are taught by some of Saint Louis University's most distinguished faculty, and the class size is typically limited to 20 students. Many required A&S core classes are offered as Honors-only courses: THEO 100 & 220, PHIL 105 & 205, and HIST 111 & 112. Your advisor will be able to give you a complete list.
Fall 2014 Honors courses
The following sections are Honors-only courses. Honors students should see if these courses fit into their schedule first:
- 14091 HIST 111 12H Origins of the Modern World to 1500 MWF 9:00-9:50
- 14096 HIST 112 01H Origins of the Modern World,1500- Present MWF 10:00-10:50
- 10079 PHIL 205 03H Ethics TR 9:30-10:45
- 18252 PHIL 205 04H Ethics TR 11:00-12:15
- 18521 THEO 100 54H Theological Foundations TR 12:45-2:00
- 18523 THEO 220 03H New Testament MWF 8:00- 8:50
- 18533 THEO 253 01H The Church: Yesterday & Today TR 11:00-12:15
Click here for for the most current list of all the Honors sections. Please note that this list is subject to changes and updates, as some academic departments are still finalizing schedules.
Finding Honors Courses in Self-Service Banner
Honors courses can be found by searching either "Honors" (in the case of Crossroads and some upper-level requirements) or the academic discipline (e.g., History, Theology, etc.) in the drop down department menu of Banner. Honors courses in other academic departments are indicated by an H in the section number (e.g., THEO 275 01H would be the Honors section of THEO 275 01).
To search for Honors courses in Self-Service Banner, select the appropriate term, the campus, the department, and then click Honors Course in the attribute box.