Honors students are encouraged to meet with an Honors advisor at least once per academic year, to navigate Honors requirements and maximize their Honors experience!
Honors students have certain requirements that must be met to remain in good standing with the Honors College:
- Continuous enrollment in Honors College coursework until the their academic requirements are met
- Students inactive in the Honors College for over 3 semesters without prior approval, will be dismissed from the Honors College
- New students MUST enroll in an Honors seminar in their first semester in the Honors College; failure to enroll will result in the rescinding of your admission
- Students who drop an Honors course are automatically dropping out of the Honors College. Exceptions may be made under extenuating circumstances, but the drop must be approved and processed by an Honors Advisor
- Maintain cumulative GPA of a 3.2 or greater and passing grades in all Honors coursework
- Please Note: Some Honors scholarships require a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or greater
- Students who earn a non-passing grade of a D or less in an IDH course will be automatically dismissed from the Honors College (view policy here: http://honors.fiu.edu/honors-policies/)
- Maintain active Engagement in the Honors College as per the Honors Engagement Requirement http://honors.fiu.edu/current-students/citizenship/
Summary of Honors College Curriculum Requirements
Students admitted as new Freshmen to the Honors College are required to complete the Lower Division Honors curriculum (7 credits). The Honors College first year Seminar is year long and must be taken in full to satisfy the requirement. Lower Division Honors course options include:
- IDH 1931, Introduction to Honors (Fall only, 1 credit each)
- IDH 1001 & 1002, Origins of Ideas and Ideas of Origins (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.
Freshmen who enter the Honors College with an AA degree will complete only the Upper Division Curriculum.
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)
- A second (and final) selection of IDH 3034 & 3035, Honors Seminar (Fall and Spring, 3 credits each; OR Summer-A and Summer-B, 3 credits each)
- Course numbers 3034 & 3035 are repeatable, but students must choose a different section/topic for each combination of courses
- Summer options are available
- 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 total credits OR through a no-credit (0) option)
- For more information on ARCH visit this link.
Engineering students ONLY may take – IDH 2003 & 2004, Inhabiting Other Lives I and II (Fall and Spring, 3 credits each) to replace an Upper Division option.
Honors College Syllabus
Choose the syllabus that matches your admission status to the Honors College.
Freshmen (without an AA degree)
This Honors advising syllabus is to serve as a guide for Freshmen (without an AA degree) starting Honors courses during the Fall 2020 semester. However, students who have earned accelerated credit during high school that cover FIU UCC requirements should confer with Honors advising.
This Honors advising syllabus is to serve as a guide for Freshmen in an Engineering major starting Honors courses during the Fall 2020 semester. However, students who have earned accelerated credit during high school that cover FIU UCC requirements should confer with Honors advising.
Freshmen (with AA), Transfers, and Current FIU Student Transfers
This Honors advising syllabus is to serve as a guide for:
- Freshmen who have earned an Associates of Arts Degree (AA) during high school,
- Students who have transferred to FIU, and
- Current FIU students (who are not Freshmen) who have been admitted to the Honors College for Fall 2020 semester.
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.
These sections can also count as Psychology Electives:
IDH 3034-UHA, IDH 3035-UHA (The Science of Happiness)
IDH 3034-U07, IDH 3035-U07 (Treating the person, not only the disease)
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.
College of Engineering
This section can count as a Biomedical Engineering Elective:
IDH 3034-U38, IDH 3035-U38 (Biophysics of Neuroscience)
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.