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Honors Courses

Honors courses are the central focus of the University Honors Program. The courses are limited in class size in order to enhance learning and to maximize interaction among students and faculty. They are a special way to meet university graduation requirements; almost all meet General Education requirements of the university. Thus, the University Honors Program does not impose additional credit requirements upon students. The courses are of several types: Mike Huggins and students honors course


  • Colloquia are interdisciplinary courses designed for honors students.


  • Electives are special sections of regular departmental courses that are limited to students in the University Honors Program.


  • There are four 1-credit Honors seminar courses.
  • Including HNRS 100 (First-Year Honors seminar) and HNRS 400 (Senior Honors Seminar) which are required for graduation with University Honors.
  • HNRS 410 (Mentoring in Honors) and HNRS 420 (Tutoring in Honors) are offered to upper-level Honors students who have applied for consideration to teach or tutor in Honors.

Special Experiences

  • These courses apply Honors credit to special projects, independent or directed study, study abroad, internships, or a senior Honors thesis.

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Fall 2015 University Honors Course Schedule

For the full course schedule and descriptions, click on the brochure cover image.

For incoming Honors students, we have a schedule of fall 2015 Honors courses available.

At the course preview event, Honors students were introduced to a great lineup of Honors courses this fall. With many new courses and several old favorites, there is an Honors course to match almost any interest. Over pizza and cookies, those in attendance heard more about the course from Honors faculty with an opportunity to ask questions. Follow this link to see video descriptions of the Fall 2015 courses from this year's course preview!

Dates to note:

  • March 2nd - the full fall schedule can be viewed in CampS
  • March 9th - enrollment appointments will be posted and your shopping cart open
  • April 3rd - enrollment for those University Honors students with the privilege of early registration begins
  • September 2nd - start of Fall semester

Archived University Honors course schedules:student yeah!

Test Score for Honors Credit

Honors students may use one AP, with score of 4 or 5, or IB, with score of 5 or greater, for Honors credit. You will receive credit toward your University Honors graduation requirement for one of the courses your qualified test score has been earned/sustituted. To request Honors credit for a test score, please complete this survey: Honors AP or IB credit application.

Early Registration

For Faculty/Instructional staff

Call for Honors Colloquia 2015-16!