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Credit Distribution

Four Year Participant

30-32 credits total distributed over four years.

Freshman year

12 credits: Honors Liberal Arts, Fine Art, and Social Science Core Courses (303, 304). Students who elect Honors Science Core in the first year earn 14 credits total in Honors.

Sophomore year

6-8 credits (depending on whether the student takes honors science in this year). Students will take Honors Science Core Courses (301, 302), unless they are science majors and must fulfill specific requirements for their major. These science majors must take an alternative 6 credits of liberal arts (303, 304) and will complete the Honors Program with 30 credits.

Junior year

3 credits: Honors Advanced Elective
3 credits: Tutorial (spring semester)

Senior year

3 credits: Thesis, (fall semester)
3 credits: Honors Advanced Elective, (fall or spring semester)

Three Year Participant

18-20 credits total distributed over three years

Sophomore year

6-8 credits Honors courses (depending on whether student takes Honors science in this year). Honors courses can be chosen from Liberal Arts, Fine Art, and Social Science core courses (303, 304).

Junior year

3 credits Honors core or Advanced Elective (fall semester)
3 credits Honors Tutorial (spring semester)

Senior year

3 credits Honors Thesis (fall semester)
3 credits Honors core or Advanced Elective (fall or spring semester)

Two Year Participant

12 credits total distributed over two years. The two year option is open to transfer students and continuing students who meet eligibility requirements.

Junior year

6-8 credits: Honors courses (either core or advanced electives). Students who elect to participate in the Honors Science Core will need to take 8 credits to meet this requirement.
3 credits core or Honors Advanced Elective (fall semester)
3 credits Tutorial (spring semester)

Senior year

3 credits Thesis (fall semester)
3 credits core or Honors Advanced Elective (fall or spring semester)