HONORS COLLEGE ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
Honors College students must complete the Honors Curriculum that applies to their entry status:
»Students accepted as freshmen and sophomores (18-20 IDH credits = 3 academic years*)
»Students accepted as juniors or transfers (12 IDH credits = 2 academic years*)
*Academic year = Fall and Spring
Freshmen and Sophomores
Students admitted with 45 college credits or fewer are required to complete the Lower Division Honors College curriculum (6-8 credits). All Honors College courses are a year long and must be taken in full to satisfy the requirement. Lower Division Honors course options include:
- IDH 1931, Introduction to Honors I (Fall and Spring, 1 credit each) – freshmen only
- IDH 1001 & 1002, Origins of Ideas and Ideas of Origins (Fall and Spring, 3 credits each)
- Engineering students ONLY – IDH 2003 & 2004, Inhabiting Other Lives I and II (Fall and Spring, 3 credits each)
After completing the above requirements, students may choose any of the options listed in the next column, to complete their Honors College requirements.
Juniors and Transfers
Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 credits of Upper Division course work. The requirement can be satisfied by any 12-credit combination of the following options:
- IDH 3034 & 3035, Honors Seminar (Fall and Spring, 3 credits each)
- These courses are repeatable; check the schedule of courses for specific topics
- IDH 4007 & 4008, Honors Study Abroad Program (Spring and Summer, 3 credits each)
- For more information on Study Abroad visit this link
- IDH 4905, Honors Research Independent Study “ARCH” (for 6 or zero credits)
- For more information on ARCH visit this link
NOTE: Students in the College of Engineering and Computing must meet with an Honors College advisor to discuss their Upper Division options.
Honors College courses will fulfill many University and major requirements. Below is a list of equivalencies. Be sure to check with an Honors College advisor.
Honors Course Equivalencies
|IDH 1931||First Year Experience (SLS 1501)|
|IDH 1002||Humanities (Group Two) & Gordon Rule Writing|
|IDH 2003*||Social Science (Group Two) & GL Foundations*|
|IDH 2004*||GL Foundations & Lower Division Elective*|
|IDH 3034||GL Discipline Specific & General Upper Division Elective|
|IDH 3035||GL Discipline Specific & General Upper Division Elective|
NOTE: * IDH 2003 & 2004 are ONLY available for students in the College of Engineering and Computing.
Upper-Division Course Equivalencies By Major
College of Arts, Sciences & Education
Honors courses count toward upper-division elective credit needed to graduate for all majors.
College of Business
Upper-division Honors courses (3000+) may count toward upper-division business electives. Please see a College of Business Advisor to update the degree audit.
(For students admitted prior to Fall 2016: IDH 3034-3035 sequence may have been used to substitute for COM 3150).
School of Architecture
For students in the accelerated master’s program, Honors courses will count for two categories of general education: Environmental Context and Creative Context, see grid below for details.
|General Education Category||Course to be Substituted||Honors Course|
|Environmental Context||EVR 1017 The Global Environment and Society||IDH 1001|
|Creative Context||Three credits chosen from approved courses: ARH 2050/1, ART 2300/2500/2750||IDH 1002|
School of Communication + Journalism
Upper-division Honors courses (3000+) will count for the Area of Concentration. Please see an SCJ advisor to update the degree audit.
* Most majors require a minimum of 120 credits to graduate, some require more. Check with your individual major, college, or school to ensure the minimum is not higher. For example, most engineering majors will need about 130 credits minimum.