Honors College Graduation Recognition
Students enrolled in the Honors College at the time of graduation will graduate with a degree in their selected major area of study. There are three recognition levels from the Honors College.
Honors College Participants earn 10 or more hours of honors credit during their college career while maintaining a 3.25 overall grade point average. Courses may be selected from honors (H) sections and/or HNRS courses, or students may collaborate with a University professor to create an honors contract in a regular class.
Honors College participants will be recognized with a special notation in the commencement program.
Honors College Graduates earn a minimum of 20 hours of honors credits while maintaining a 3.25 overall grade point average. Students must include at least three honors (H) sections and/or HNRS courses, and four honors contracts.
Students unconditionally admitted to the Carr College of Nursing who maintain a 3.25 overall grade point average may graduate from the Honors College by earning a minimum of 20 hours of honors credit completing at least four honors contracts and any courses designated as (H) sections or HNRS courses. See College of Nursing for more information.
Honors College Graduates will be included in a separate listing in the commencement program. The official university transcript will indicate they have achieved this honor.
Honors College Graduates with Distinction earn a minimum of 26 honors credits while maintaining a 3.5 grade point average throughout their college work. Students will complete a minimum of four honors (H) sections and/or four HNRS courses, and a minimum of four honors contracts. An approved Honors senior capstone project must be included in the plan.
Honors College Graduates with Distinction will be noted in a separate listing in the commencement program with the Honors capstone project title. The official university transcript will indicate they have achieved this honor. Students will be awarded an engraved bronze medallion at the Honors College Medallion Ceremony.
*Honors courses completed prior to the first semester of full-time enrollment do not apply toward Honors graduation recognition requirements. (HNRS 100, 102, 103, 105.)
Eligible Honors Students enrolled in the “majors” sections of BNEW 111, BNEW 113, BOLD 203, and BOLD 207 will be granted honors credit upon successful completion of the course. Students must be enrolled in the Honors College during the semester in which they are enrolled in the “majors” section and must earn an A or B in the course.
Students wanting to propose honors contracts must submit a proposal via Pipeline. Find the proposal submission form in the Student Tab of Pipeline, under the Honors College section.
It is recommended that students complete lower level H or HNRS courses prior to undertaking honors contract courses.
An Honors contract is a mechanism for adding an “honors dimension” to a non-honors course. The contract project will add to the academic depth of the course by introducing new material or by allowing the student to more deeply explore the subject matter beyond the standard syllabus.
Honors Contracts are required of all Honors College Graduates and Honors College Graduates with Distinction.
Review Honors Contract Information for Faculty and Students for further information.
Note: Spring and Fall Honors Capstone Projects must be submitted by the third Friday of that semester.
Honors College Graduates with Distinction are required to complete an Honors Senior Capstone Project. The selected project will demonstrate mastery of a discipline and achievement of the objectives of the Honors College.
Prospective Honors capstone students must meet the following qualifications:
- Member of the Honors College in good standing
- Senior classification in final year of studies
- Minimum cumulative gpa of 3.5
- Must be reasonably able to meet the criteria for Graduation with Distinction.
The student must schedule an appointment and meet with the Honors College Administrator prior to submitting the capstone proposal form.
Review these documents with your capstone professor prior to submitting your proposal.
Submit Honors Capstone Proposal
For current students only. Please refer to Pipeline for proposal submission.