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Honors Program


Lower Division: Incoming freshmen whose minimum score of 27 on the ACT or its equivalent on other tests are invited to participate and are eligible to enroll in the designated honors sections of this college’s lower division courses.

Transfer or students presently enrolled in the University of Memphis are eligible to enroll in the designated honors sections of this college’s lower division courses if they have a minimum 3.00 grade point average or the recommendation of a faculty member.

Upper Division: Students must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average in business courses and a 3.00 overall grade point average.

Students will need to complete an application form available from the College Honors Advisor to apply for the Business and Economics Honors Program.


The participating honors student must maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA in honors courses, have a minimum 3.25 GPA in all business courses, and a minimum overall GPA of 3.00.


Qualification for “Honors in Business and Economics,” requires an Honors Thesis or Senior Honors Experience as determined by the Director of the College Honors Program. A student must also complete successfully (with a minimum grade of B) a minimum of 18 semester hours from the following:

1. No more than 6 hours from Honors Sections in appropriate 2000 level courses*.

 2. At least 12 hours from Honors Sections  in appropriate 3000 or 4000 level courses*.

 In some circumstances, additional contract work and enrollment in a non-honors section of a required upper division course may be accepted as upper division honors credit. A maximum of 9 hours of upper division honors credit may be contracted.

*The appropriate courses will be decided by the Director of the College Honors Program.

Honors Thesis

A Grade of B or better must be earned in this course in order for the course to satisfy a requirement of graduating "with honors in Business."

Certificate Of Achievement

Students who complete a minimum of 12 hours in Honors course work with a minimum of 3.25 grade point average and a minimum of "B" (3.0) in each of the Honors courses will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Designation Of "With Honors In Business”

Students who complete 18 hours (meeting the restrictions listed) with an acceptable Honors Thesis or Senior Honors Experience and a minimum 3.25 grade point average in all courses taken in The Fogelman College of Business and Economics, and in all Honors courses taken in this college, with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.00 will have earned the designation of “With Honors in Business” which will appear on the transcript and diploma.

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