HONORS IN THE CLASSROOM
We provide a variety of small, enriching classes across all four years of the Honors College experience, ranging from lower-level core courses to upper-division honors seminars.
Honors College sections are typically no larger than 25 students and our introductory seminar (HON 1000) has a 15-student capacity. We’ve found that our students love our discussion-based learning environments. It is also important to note that our topical seminars are taught by expert faculty from a multitude of disciplines.
Take a moment and learn more about the honors courses we offer and our honors curriculum.
Incoming first-year honors students will have the opportunity to work with senior faculty members in one of the honors seminars offered each semester. Honors College students will get a sense of the research being pursued by faculty in a variety of fields ranging from medicine to the arts. Incoming honors students are required to take Honors 1000, our introductory seminar. This one-hour pass/fail course offered fall semester only, provides first-semester students with an orientation to high-level academic work and exposure to a current topic. Taught in sections of 15 students or fewer, these seminars enable first-term freshmen to develop meaningful relationships with faculty members who can guide them toward opportunities for future research.
If you are a newly admitted Honors College student in your second semester or sophomore year, you can also take an HON 1000 course. We recommend meeting with an Honors College academic adviser to discuss your Honors College curricula.
These courses typically approach a topic from interdisciplinary perspectives that foster critical thinking and conversations between students working in different majors. Students are also encouraged to propose topics or readings for these courses or for other Honors classes.
Students wishing to earn Honors credit in an upper division course not offered as an Honors course may do so by proposing and gaining approval for an Honors Dimension. A typical Honors Dimension would require some readings in addition to those assigned to non-Honors students, meeting with the instructor individually one hour each week to discuss topics covered in more depth, and some additional written/graded component to the course. No more than 9 hours of Honors Dimension work can be used towards Advanced Honors recognition.
Note: The proposed Honors Dimension must be approved by the instructor of the course and also by the Honors College. Please refer to the Honors Dimension form for specific semester proposal deadlines.
Any current Georgia State student with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher may take one Honors course before he/she decides to apply for full admission to the Honors College (for which a GPA of 3.5 is required). Priority for course registration will be given to current Honors College students.