Graduating with Honors

Honors certification for graduation is earned by successfully completing at least 25 hours of honors courses with a grade of "B" (3.0) or higher and achieving a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA at the time of graduation. Students may pursue one of two tracks leading to graduation with honors: University Honors or University Honors with Thesis.

University Honors

To attain "University Honors," with transcript/diploma notations, students must complete the following:

  • 25 credit hours of honors courses with a grade of "B" (3.0) or higher, which includes: 
  • UNHP 1100 
  • An approved Honors Experience in the junior year
  • An approved Honors Experience in the senior year
  • Achieve a cumulative 3.25 GPA or higher at the time of graduation 

University Honors with Thesis

The highest honor a student can achieve is "University Honors with Thesis," with transcript/diploma notations. To attain this honors designation, students complete the following:

  • 25 credit hours of honors courses with a grade of "B" (3.0) or higher, which includes
  • UNHP 1100
  • An approved Honors Experience in the junior year
  • An honors thesis in the senior year (3 semester hours)
  • Achieve a cumulative 3.25 GPA or higher at the time of graduation 

Thesis Manual

Application for the Honors Thesis

Academics

Approximately 75 classes from a wide variety of disciplines are offered each semester, and most of these are 1000-2000 level courses that satisfy the University's general education requirements or serve as introductory courses in the major. Honors courses offer an alternative to large lecture courses, and the class size is usually about 20 students.