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Honors Program Curriculum

The Saint Louis University Honors Program requires 24 credit hours, including a combination of enhanced courses and experiential learning opportunities. Eighteen of those credits will be in-class hours while the remaining six will be out-of-class hours.


The Honors Program Curriculum Guide provides an overview of all in-class and out-of-class credit options. Of those options, the following three courses are required for all honors students:

  • HR 1900: Crossroads (three credit hours): An interdisciplinary introductory seminar, Crossroads will introduce you to how honors courses  differ from other courses. It is taken during your first semester in the Honors Program.
  • HR 4930: Honors Senior Seminar (three credit hours): Great Books or another approved upper-level, reading- and writing-intensive seminar.
  • HR 4960: Honors Senior Capstone (three credit hours): The capstone project is usually undertaken during your senior year and may be linked with a capstone or seminar course in your major or minor. Students submit a capstone proposal to the Honors Program the semester prior to the beginning of the project.

Several honors-only courses are offered each semester. These are smaller sections of courses from theology, philosophy and history that are limited to 20-30 honors students. In addition, there are more than 140 honors dual-listed courses offered each semester. These courses represent a wide range of programs from all schools and colleges. Students register for the honors section of a course taken with non-honors students and complete supplemental assignments.

Both honors-only and honors dual-listed courses can count toward your honors in-class credit requirement. For a complete list of honors course offerings for the coming term, refer to Honors Program Courses.

Staying in the Program

To remain in good standing in the Honors Program, you  must meet the following requirements:

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Earn honors credits every year

If your cumulative GPA drops below 3.5, you will be placed on probationary status. You will work with your honors advisor to develop an improvement plan. Failure to return to good standing will result in dismissal from the Honors Program.

If you meet all of the requirements of the Honors Program, you will graduate with an honors distinction on your transcript.

Important Documents

Online Proposals for Contracts, Internship/Research and Senior Capstone Projects

Other Helpful Documents