Tiers of Distinction
In addition to the other advantages and benefits of being in the Honors College, students are encouraged to work toward one or more of three formal recognitions. These are recorded on transcripts and on diplomas with seals. Honors recognitions require 3.3 grade point averages overall and in honors course work. No courses with grades of D or F may be applied toward the satisfaction of the requirements for honors recognitions. Incoming freshmen honors students are required to enroll in Honors 1000, a 1-hour seminar that introduces students to research-based academic work in the disciplines.
Read more about each Honors distinction below.
Upper level Honors courses cannot be used for this distinction.
Granted to students who complete at least 12 semester hours of honors course work at the upper division, plus two honors colloquiums. A maximum of nine hours of honors dimensions, and a maximum of nine semester hours of graduate courses may be applied toward this recognition.
Lower level Honors courses cannot be used for this distinction.