Interested in Joining the Honors Family at UNC Charlotte?

Welcome to our website!  We’re so happy you found us, and encourage you to browse our pages for information on benefits, programs, advising, scholarships, and more!! The Honors College is the front door to all honors at UNC Charlotte, so we administer and/or support all 30 programs on campus.

On this page you’ll find answers to the question, “Why honors?” including several benefits; as well as information about the 30 different honors programs we offer on campus, our honors advising options, and scholarships.  Please keep scrolling to learn more.

 

The honors experience at UNC Charlotte can be summed up in three words…

Engage.          

Honors students fully immerse in their college experience, taking risks and embracing challenges through their academic, professional, and/or creative activities.

Experience.  

Honors students connect with intellectual, community, professional, and cultural partners both in and out of the classroom as leaders at North Carolina’s urban research university.

Empower.      

Honors students become agents of their own vision, developing intellectually, culturally, and civically.

Why Honors?

  • Access to Honors Housing in Levine Hall

    Serving as both the honors residence hall and the home to the Honors College and Levine Scholars Program offices, Levine Hall connects students to important resources, classes, events, and the honors community. The residence side offers both suite and appartment-style rooms; the administrative wing offers academic advising, a quiet place to study, seminar rooms, and event and meeting spaces.

  • Working Closely with Professors

    Honors classes allow students to have far more interaction with their professors and fellow students.

  • Graduation with Honors Distinction

    When you graduate with University Honors distinction, you will receive a UHP graduation medallion to wear as part of your academic regalia at commencement. You may also receive other medallions and cords to wear from other programs and societies you are involved with. Your honors distinction will be noted in the commencement program, and your official UNC Charlotte transcript will bear the inscription “University Honors.” If you have participated in dual honors, the name of your secondary honors program will also be noted on your transcript.

  • Individualized Honors Advising and Mentoring

    Advising in the Honors College is highly personalized to meet the needs of each student.

  • Internship and Research Experiences

    Opportunities to travel to and present at honors conferences, as well as work closely with professionals in your field.

  • Average Honors Class Size of 16

    The average size for an honors class is around 16 students, compared to the University average of around 35.

  • Stimulating Interdisciplinary Coursework

    Honors classes provide a space for students to think critically, reflect deeply, ask questions, and find solutions.

  • Priority Class Registration

    Students in every honors program have access to early registration for classes.

  • Additional Scholarship Opportunities

    In addition to the merit scholars programs available to incoming freshmen, the Honors College offers several scholarships to continuing honors students. UNC Charlotte also offers hundreds of other scholarships for which honors students are excellent candidates.

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Honors Programs

At UNC Charlotte we have 30 different honors programs, so you’re bound to find something that fits your interests.  Three of our programs are geared towards incoming freshmen and beyond: University Honors Program (UHP), Business Honors Program (BHP), and Arts+Architecture Honors Program (AAHP), while the 27 disciplinary honors programs are designed for juniors and seniors. 

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Four-Year Programs

UHP

UHP
The University Honors Program (UHP) is UNC Charlotte’s only interdisciplinary, multiyear program, welcoming students from any major. The program emphasizes scholarship, leadership, and community engagement on campus, in the greater Charlotte region, and beyond. Honors courses stress collaborative and reflective practices with the goal of broadening perspectives and promoting open discussion as local and global issues are considered. We seek to inspire students to be intellectually curious, creative problem-solvers, and envoys of diverse and inclusive thinking in and outside of the classroom. LEARN MORE
BHP

BHP
Members of the Business Honors Program (BHP) participate in stimulating coursework, leadership activities, career-building exercises, and community service endeavors designed to promote marketability after graduation. BHP students typically enroll in two Honors courses per year for the duration of their college career. In BHP flip card: Classes are kept small to facilitate faculty and student interaction. BHP members also have access to a specialized Academic Advisor who ensures correct progression toward the degree. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive Honors commendation on their academic transcript. LEARN MORE

AAHP
The Arts + Architecture Honors Program (AAHP) brings students together from all units of the CoA+A through coursework and extracurricular activities. AAHP furthers the CoA+A’s goals of providing creative leadership for the UNC Charlotte and greater Charlotte communities by encouraging and developing the full potential of its outstanding students. AAHP students take an active and engaged role in their own education within an interdisciplinary curriculum built on the shared nature of the built, visual, and performing arts. LEARN MORE

Disciplinary Programs

Africana Studies

AFRICANA STUDIES

Director: Dr. Oscar De La Torre 

The Africana Studies Honors Program provides opportunities for exceptional achievement in the Africana Studies major. The goal is to deepen the understanding of self-motivated students in the interdisciplinary field of Africana Studies. 

When can I apply?

Students can apply after they have declared an Africana Studies major and completed at least 6 hours of AFRS courses with at least a “B” in each.

What are the GPA requirements?

You must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.25 in all departmental courses.

What are the curricular requirements?

Students must enroll in either the honors section of AFRS 3290 or the honors section of AFRS 4010, along with completing AFRS 4790. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options. 

 

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Anthropology

HONORS IN ANTHROPOLOGY 
Director: Dr. Lydia Light

The Department of Anthropology offers outstanding students the opportunity to earn Honors in Anthropology by completing a two-course research sequence that deepens their knowledge of the anthropological field.

When can I apply? 

Students may apply during the first semester of their junior year. 

 
What are the GPA requirements?

You must maintain a 3.2 overall GPA and a 3.5 in anthropology departmental courses. 

 
What are the curricular requirements?

Students must complete both ANTH 4601 and ANTH 4701. Students must also meet the internship or study abroad requirement, and must enroll in two (2) honors college courses. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options.

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Art History

HONORS IN ART HISTORY

Director: Dr. James Frakes

The Department of Art History offers an opportunity to graduate with honors for students who want to complete further well-articulated research in the department and pursue in-depth analysis of other topics in art history.

When can I apply?

Students may apply during their junior year when registering for ARTH 3115.

What are the GPA requirements?

You must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.25 in art history departmental courses. 

What are the curricular requirements?

Students must enroll in ARTH 3115 and the “Problems in Art History” seminar, and earn an A in both courses. Students must also complete ARTH 4700. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options.

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Biological Sciences

HONORS IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Director: Dr. Didier Dreau

We live in a time where exciting discoveries in the biological sciences occur every day. Yet there are so many questions that remain unanswered. The overall goal of the Honors Program in the Department of Biological Sciences is to provide an in depth understanding of biology by having exceptional students participate in the process of scientific investigation under the tutelage of faculty researchers. 

When can I apply?

Students may apply during the 1st semester of their junior year.

What are the GPA requirements?

You must maintain a 3.2 overall GPA and a 3.4 in biological sciences departmental courses. 

What are the curricular requirements?

Students will enroll in BIOL 3111, BIOL 4601, BIOL 4700 and BIOL 4701, and must earn an A or B in all four (4) courses. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options.

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Chemistry

HONORS IN CHEMISTRY

Director: Dr. Dan Jones

The Department of Chemistry offers students the opportunity to pursue an honors degree by completing directed honors research and presenting that research in a seminar setting within the department. While the Honors Program in Chemistry is intended primarily for chemistry majors, it is open to students in other majors who have the appropriate background in chemistry.

When can I apply?

Students may apply during their junior or senior year. 

What are the GPA requirements?

You must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.2 in honors chemistry courses.

What are the curricular requirements?

Students will complete the honors sections of both CHEM 4900 and CHEM 4696 to earn the honors designation upon graduation. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options. 

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Communication Studies

HONORS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES

Director: Dr. Ashli Stokes
Interm Director (Fall 2020 - Spring 2021):  Dr. Min Jiang

The Honors Program in the Department of Communication Studies aims to identify, encourage, nurture and recognize students with exceptional analytical, creative and communicative skills potential.  The program stresses guided but self-directed independent study, and each honors student will be evaluated by a faculty committee based upon uniquely developed criteria for each student. To apply to the Communication Studies Honors Program, students must have an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher, have completed at least 30 credit hours, and must have taken at least 6 hours of COMM or Journalism courses. Accepted honors students will complete honors coursework and an honors thesis to graduate with departmental honors.

When can I apply?

Students may apply during their sophomore year or the first semester of their junior year.

What are the GPA requirements?

You must maintain a 3.3 overall GPA and a 3.3 in departmental and honors courses. 

What are the curricular requirements?

Students must complete both COMM 3890 and COMM 3891 to fulfill the honors coursework requirements. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options.

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Computing and Informatics

COLLEGE OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS HONORS PROGRAM

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The goal of the Honors Program in the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) is to identify creative, imaginative, and exceptional undergraduate CCI students and develop their potential through encouragement, opportunity, and recognition. By providing such students with the benefits of smaller classes and a more challenging curriculum, CCI hopes to impact retention of majors, entry into our graduate programs, and have talented undergraduate students contribute to and participate in faculty research.

When can I apply?

Students can apply as a high school senior or during their freshman, sophomore or junior year.

What are the GPA requirements?

You must maintain a 3.2 overall GPA and a 3.5 in CCI departmental courses. 

What are the curricular requirements?

Students will complete 15 hours of honors coursework, including six (6) hours of Honors Capstone Experience. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options.

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Criminal Justice

HONORS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Director:  Shannon Reid

The purpose of the Honors Program in Criminal Justice is to identify the creative, imaginative, and/or exceptional student and to encourage and recognize the development of this student’s potential. The Honors Program in Criminal Justice shall encourage independent study and shall evaluate each student’s achievement in terms of her or his ability to proceed as a self-directed learner.

When can I apply?

Students can apply during their sophomore or junior year.

What are the GPA requirements? 

You must maintain a 3.2 overall GPA and a 3.5 in criminal justice departmental courses. 

What are the curricular requirements?

To earn the honors designation, students must enroll in and complete CJUS 4700. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options.

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Education

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION HONORS PROGRAM

Co-Director: Dr. Amy Good 
Co-Director: Dr. Cindy Gilson

The purpose of the Education Honors Program is to identify undergraduate candidates who have consistently OR who have the potential for demonstrated high task commitment, achievement, and/or creativity. Potential candidates may exhibit these behaviors in any area of study, research, leadership, or service. 

Secondly, the aim of the Education Honors Program is to provide these exceptional students with the opportunity to contribute productively and creatively to society through the field of education. The Honors Program is designed to further develop candidates’ scholarship, research, leadership, and advocacy skills through enrichment, mentorships, and the pursuit of an in-depth study of a candidate-selected topic of interest.

When can I apply?

Students can apply after they have been admitted to a teacher education program and completed at least 30 semester hours of coursework. Students must apply at least three (3) semesters before the semester in which they will be student teaching.

What are the GPA requirements? 

You must maintain a 3.5 overall GPA and a 3.5 GPA in honors coursework.

What are the curricular requirements?

Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options.

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Engineering

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING HONORS PROGRAM

Director: Dr. Ron Smelser

The William States Lee College of Engineering Honors Program recognizes students who have excelled in their demanding undergraduate curricula.  The program expands their academic achievements and strives to develop the necessary skills to be reflective both personally and technically. This will enable students to achieve satisfaction and advancement in their careers as graduates with honors in engineering.

When can I apply?

Students can apply during their senior year.

What are the GPA requirements?

You must maintain a 3.5 overall GPA.

What are the curricular requirements?

Students will complete ENGR 3790 and ENGR 3791 in order to fulfill their honors coursework requirements. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options. 

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English

HONORS IN ENGLISH

Director: Dr. Beth Gargano

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The English Honors program offers its outstanding undergraduate students the opportunity to conclude their degree with advanced coursework in a research-seminar setting; it also provides venues for the completion of a capstone project of their choosing under the direction of a faculty member. English Honors students are strongly encouraged to attend departmental talks and events in order to gain an appreciation of the discipline’s professional culture, and they are invited to optional English Honors outings at least once a year.

When can I apply?

Students can apply during the first semester of their junior year. 

What are the GPA requirements? 

You must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA, a 3.5 GPA in English department courses and a 4.0 GPA in honors English courses. 

What are the curricular requirements?

Students will complete their honors coursework by enrolling in ENGL 4750 and either ENGL 4751 or ENGL 4752. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options.  

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Geography and Earth Sciences

HONORS IN GEOGRAPHY & EARTH SCIENCES 

Director: Dr. John Diemer

Students have the opportunity to earn honors in Geography & Earth Science by completing additional research that furthers their learning and understanding through a hands-on experience within a research group.

When can I apply? 

Students can apply at any time during their junior year.

What are the GPA requirements? 

You must maintain a 3.2 overall GPA and a 3.2 GPA in all geography, geology, earth science and meteorology courses.

What are the curricular requirements? 

Students must complete the honors section of the 4800 course within their major (geography, geology, earth science or meteorology), which will include the completion of research and the presentation of a thesis. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options.

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Global Studies

Honors in Global Studies

Director: Charles Houck

The Department of Global Studies offers an Honors Program that provides select International Studies majors with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the field.  Students admitted to the program will conduct intensive research on a topic relevant to Global Studies and their concentration within the major, produce a thesis paper that demonstrates a high level of academic rigor and creative thinking, and present and defend it to a committee of Global Studies faculty for final evaluation.

When can I apply?

International Studies majors who have completed their International Experience requirement and meet GPA requirements.

What are the GPA requirements?

Students must hold at least a 3.5 major GPA and a 3.25 overall GPA to be eligible to apply for and graduate with departmental honors.

What are the curricular requirements?

Students must complete INTL 4601 by producing a detailed research proposal and literature review, earning a grade of A. This will serve as a prerequisite for advancement to Honors Research (INTL 4701). Students must also complete INTL 4701 by writing an original research/thesis paper focused on their major concentration, and successfully defending it before a three-person Honors Committee of Global Studies faculty. The Honors project should produce a final paper of at least 20-25 pages and address a well-defined problem or research question with the goal of developing greater understanding of a theoretical or practical global issue.

Health Systems Management

Honors in Health Systems Management (ON Hiatus)

Director: Ms. Chelsea Demarest

Honors programs are intended for academically talented and enthusiastic students. The Health Systems Management Honors Program allows these students to complete a healthcare analytics experience and internship/study abroad experience that will challenge students and strengthen their understanding of the healthcare field. 

When can I apply?

Students may apply during their junior or senior year, after they have completed 60 hours of overall coursework and 15 hours of coursework within the Health Systems Management major.

What are the GPA requirements? 

You must maintain a 3.25 overall GPA and a 3.5 GPA within all HSMT courses. 

What are the curricular requirements? 

Students must complete both HSMT 4701 and HSMT 4702, along with an internship (HSMT 4700) or a study abroad experience (HSMT 4790). Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options.

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History

HONORS IN HISTORY

Director: Dr. Amanda Pipkin

The B.A. with History Honors is the highest accolade UNC Charlotte History undergraduates can receive.  It attests to your advanced methodology training in History and the successful authorship of a publishable article-style thesis; as well as your exemplary grade point averages in your major and undergraduate courses.  History Honors is a great preparation for post baccalaureate/graduate training, and a stellar addition to your resume. History Honors Candidates may receive dual early-entry graduate credit for the History Master’s program. 

When can I apply? 

Students can apply during their junior or senior years.

What are the GPA requirements? 

You must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.5 GPA in history department courses.

What are the curricular requirements?  

Students must complete six (6) hours of honors coursework by enrolling in HIST 4797 and HIST 4799. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options.  

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Kinesiology

HONORS IN KINESIOLOGY 

Director: Dr. Joseph Marino

Students completing their degree in Kinesiology or Exercise Science can pursue honors through their department by completing well-articulated research and broadening their honors education through the enrollment in additional honors courses outside the department.

When can I apply? 

Students may apply during their sophomore or junior years.

What are the GPA requirements? 

You must maintain a 3.2 overall GPA and a 3.5 in your major courses.

What are the curricular requirements? 

Students must complete KNES 4700, along with six (6) hours of honors college coursework. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options. 

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Languages and Culture Studies

HONORS IN LANGUAGES & CULTURE STUDIES

Director: Dr. David Dalton
Students who are pursuing a degree in Spanish have the option to earn honors by completing research within the department. This research, which can be completed in English or Spanish, will have to be successfully defended, while students also strengthen their undergraduate experience through internship or study abroad credit and develop additional language skills.
 
When can I apply? 
Students may apply at the beginning of their sophomore year.
 
What are the GPA requirements? 
You must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.5 GPA in departmental courses.
 
What are the curricular requirements? 
Students must earn an A in SPAN 4700 to graduate with honors. You must also have six (6) hours of internship for credit and/or study abroad, and have taken an additional language at least through 2202 (the end of the Intermediate level). Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options. 
 

Latin American Studies

HONORS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

Interim Director: Dr. David Dalton

The Latin American Studies department offers the opportunity to graduate with honors for students who wish to complete research and present a thesis on a well-articulated topic in the department. Students who successfully defend their thesis and meet the GPA requirements will be able to graduate with Honors in Latin American Studies.

When can I apply? 

Students may apply during their junior year.

What are the GPA requirements? 

You must maintain a 3.25 overall GPA and a 3.25 in departmental courses. 

What are the curricular requirements? 

Students must enroll in LTAM 4700 to complete their thesis, and must earn an A in this course to graduate with honors. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options. 

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Mathematics

HONORS IN MATHEMATICS 

Director: Dr. Adriana Ocejo Monge

The purpose of the Honors Program in Mathematics is to stimulate the imagination and deepen the understanding of students by encouraging independent study, and to provide recognition of exceptional achievements in mathematics. Students who complete the requirements of the program graduate with Honors in Mathematics.

When can I apply? 

Students may apply during their junior or senior year.

What are the GPA requirements?

Students must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA, a 3.25 GPA in departmental courses and a 3.5 GPA in the honors mathematics courses.  

What are the curricular requirements? 

Students complete six (6) hours of honors coursework by enrolling in MATH 3790 and MATH 3791. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options.

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Nursing

School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Program 

Director: Susan Lynch 

The School of Nursing offers an undergraduate nursing honors program beginning in the Fall of 2019. This academic honors program will emphasize scholarship and leadership activities such as identifying key issues impacting the nursing profession at the microsystem level, conducting a literature review to further define the issue, designing an evidence-based intervention with a strong theoretical foundation and disseminating findings through poster or podium presentation or other approved method.

When can I apply?

When you receive unconditional admission into the Nursing upper division

What are the GPA requirements?

You must maintain at least a 3.7 in nursing departmental courses.  

What are the curricular requirements?

Students must complete NURS 3000-H and NURS 4203-H. Students must obtain a grade of A in NURS 4203-H

 

Philosophy

HONORS IN PHILOSOPHY

Director: Dr. Robin James

The Philosophy Honors Program is an intensive research experience. It is excellent preparation for the type of work students will need to do in graduate programs in philosophy and other humanities disciplines (such as literature, cultural studies, etc.). Given the interdisciplinary nature of our program and our faculty's research, philosophy honors students can easily pursue interdisciplinary projects in areas such as practical and professional ethics, women's and gender studies, and environmental studies.

When can I apply? 

Students can apply during their sophomore or junior years.

What are the GPA requirements? 

You must maintain a 3.5 GPA in departmental courses and a 3.5 GPA in all honors coursework. 

What are the curricular requirements? 

Students must complete six (6) hours of honors coursework: an honors college course and PHIL 3791. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options.

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Physics and Optical Science

HONORS IN PHYSICS AND OPTICAL SCIENCE

Director: Dr. Nate Fried

Students have the opportunity to earn honors in Physics & Optical Science by completing additional research that furthers their learning and understanding through a hands-on experience within a research group.

When can I apply? 

Students can apply during the first semester of their senior year.

What are the GPA requirements? 

You must maintain a 3.0 GPA in all departmental courses.

What are the curricular requirements? 

Students must complete their final project in the honors section of PHYS 3900 and earn an A in this course. The research project typically takes two (2) semesters to complete. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options.

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Political Science

HONORS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE 

Director: Dr. Beth Whitaker 

Students can earn Honors in Political Science by writing a research-based honors thesis that deepens their understanding of a topic of their choice using appropriate methods of political analysis. Working under the supervision of faculty members, honors students also learn about potential graduate schools and career options in political science and related fields.

When can I apply? 

Students may apply after they have earned an “A” in POLS 2220.

What are the GPA requirements? 

You must maintain a 3.25 overall GPA and a 3.5 GPA in departmental courses.

What are the curricular requirements? 

The Political Science Honors Program consists of a two-course sequence:

  1. POLS 3700 Honors Research, in which the student writes a literature review and develops a research design; and
        

  2. POLS 4700 Honors Thesis, in which the student completes the research and finalizes the thesis. The student must do an oral defense of the thesis in front of a committee that includes the topic advisor and two other faculty members.

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Psychology

HONORS IN PSYCHOLOGY 

Director: Dr. Sara Levens

Students majoring in psychology have the opportunity to earn honors by completing a  two-semester thesis project that is designed to be similar to a master's thesis. During the first semester, the student does a literature search of existing research on his or her topic, and uses that material as the basis for a Research Proposal.  There is a formal defense of the proposal before a committee of 3-4 faculty members at the end of the first semester.

When can I apply? 

Students may apply during their junior year.

What are the GPA requirements? 

You must maintain a 3.2 overall GPA and a 3.2 GPA in departmental courses.

What are the curricular requirements? 

Students complete six (6) hours of honors coursework through PSYC 4690 amd PSYC 4691. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options.

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Religious Studies

HONORS IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Director: Dr. James Tabor

The Department of Religious Studies offers an honors program that allows students to deepen their consideration of approaches to the study of religion and to explore a well-articulated question in a written thesis.

When can I apply? 

Students may apply during their junior year or first semester of senior year.

What are the GPA requirements? 

You must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.2 GPA in departmental courses.

What are the curricular requirements? 

Students are required to take RELS 4400 and complete a honors thesis (RELS 4700). Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options.

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Social Work

Honors in Social Work

Director: Professor Roger Suclupe

Social Work students have the opportunity to pursue honors in their program by completing research and field experiences that will aid in the development of a thesis within their major to further their academic and career goals. 

When can I apply? 

Students may apply to the honors program when they are applying to the Upper Division Social Work program. 

What are the GPA requirements? 

You must have at least a 3.5 GPA when applying to the honors program.

What are the curricular requirements? 

Students enroll in SOWK 3900 and SOWK 3988 to complete their research, while also completing SOWK 3482 and SOWK 3484 to meet the requirements of their field experience. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options.

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Sociology

HONORS IN SOCIOLOGY 

Director: Dr. Elizabeth Stearns

The Sociology Honors Program aims to identify, encourage, and nurture students with exceptional analytical, creative, and communicative skills.  The program stresses guided, but self-directed, independent study culminating with an undergraduate thesis. Each honors student will be assisted and evaluated by a faculty committee. The Sociology Honors Program is great preparation for post baccalaureate/graduate training in Sociology and other social science fields, as well as a stellar addition to student resumés. 

When can I apply? 

Students may apply during their sophomore or junior year.

What are the GPA requirements? 

You must maintain a 3.2 overall GPA and a 3.5 GPA in departmental courses.

What are the curricular requirements?

Students take a total of 9 hours of honors courses, including up to six (6) hours in honors college courses and at least three (3) hours specifically in sociology. Of those sociology courses, one must be in your concentration (if applicable) and one must be SOCY 3799, the thesis course. Visit the program website to learn more about the required courses and thesis options.

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HONORS ADVISING & Scholarships

Students in honors programs have more than one advisor. Your primary advisor(s) will be in your academic major(s). While you may rely on your academic advisor for guidance within your specific major, you also will need honors advising to ensure that you are on track, considering all possibilities for your senior honors requirements, and are knowledgeable about all scholarship opportunities.

                         

Merit Scholarships