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The following courses, or an approved substitute, must be completed with a grade of C or better, in addition to general studies requirements and specific requirements of the major department, to graduate with University Honors. Transfer students may petition to receive credit for honors courses taken elsewhere. High School AP and IB credits may not substitute for Honors required courses.

Please use this checksheet to track your progress. (Download HERE).

USA HONORS CHECKSHEET            NAME:___________________

Required courses (9 cr hrs)

HON 101 (1cr hr)                       date taken __________ (MUST be 1st semester enrolled)

HON 201 (1cr hr)                       date taken __________(Must be 3rd or 4th semester enrolled)

HON 301 (1cr hr)                       date taken __________(Must be 5th or 6th semester enrolled)

Dept 499 (3cr hrs)                       date taken __________(Prereq: Passing HON 301)

Dept 499 (3cr hrs)                       date taken __________(Prereq: Satisfactory progress)

*NOTE Dept 499: Both courses should be taken in the major department and might count towards the degree. Please consult your academic advisor for specific degree requirements. One course should be taken the first semester of the senior (final) year and the second one should be taken in the semester when the thesis will be defended and the degree awarded. A defense of the thesis should be scheduled at an appropriate time in the second semester of the senior year and allow sufficient time for final thesis revisions, formatting and submission. This must occur at least 12 days before grades are due and before the start of exams. If the thesis is not defended in the second 499 course, the option of an I or X grade can be given and a defense scheduled as soon as possible. No Honors designation will be awarded until all thesis work associated with both 499 courses in the major department is completed. All senior theses are presented at a senior showcase the day before graduation. Each senior MUST prepare a poster and attend this even to receive their hood.

Lower Honors Electives (9 cr hrs) One MUST be taken in the spring semester.

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*NOTE Courses vary and are not limited but have included: EH 105H, CA110H, HY135H, HY136H, PSY121H, ST210H, CIS 250H, EH215H, EH 216H, EH 225H, SY 109H. MA 125H,  MA 126H and numerous science lecture/labs.

Upper Level Honors Seminars (6 cr hrs)

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*NOTE Offered based on student and faculty interest and varies each semester. Cannot be contracted. MUST be an approved 390 or 490 special topics course. Please consult Honors Director for more information.

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