Humanities + Natural Sciences Curriculum

Students who begin enrollment in the Honors Program between 2010 Fall and 2012 Spring will follow specific Honors advising guidelines. These guidelines are similar to students who began enrollment between 2008 Fall and 2010 Spring, but include the addition of the Honors First-Year Seminar.

Each student's Honors curriculum matches the common curriculum requirements determined by their major, but these requirements are satisfied with a combination of Honors (H) courses and Advanced common curriculum courses (U-Z preferred) instead of T-level courses.

 In most cases, Honors students complete the minimimum Honors requirements, several additional Honors courses, and a selection of Advanced common curriculum courses (U-Z). Honors students are encouraged to take more than the minimum Honors requirements and can replace their entire common curriculum requirements with H-hours courses, if those courses available.

Honors minimum course requirements are composed of 27 credit hours:

First Year Students:

  • Honors First-Year Seminar 
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Distribution Requirements:

  • Honors English
  • Honors History
  • Honors Philosophy
  • Honors Religious Studies
  • Honors Natural Science
  • Honors Social Science
  • Honors Mathematics
  • Honors Fine Arts
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Senior Project:

Honors Senior Thesis - HONS H491 or Departmental Project/Thesis

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Total Credits 27 - 30

Full text Honors Advising Guidelines for HNS students.

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Other Helpful Guidelines

  • Honors Students generally do NOT take T-level courses, unless specifically articulated within the major. Certain exceptions have been articulated for students whose majors require T-level courses or who have taken T-level courses before joining the Honors Program. Please see your Honors advisor. 
  • Students who have credit for MATH-A257 Calculus, or a comparable transfer course, are considered to have satisfied the Honors Math distribution requirement, but not the H- Hours associated with that requirement. This could create 1 Honors elective course requirement (3 H-hours) that the student can satisfy elsewhere in the curriculum.
  • Students who have credit for any 3-4 semester hour A-level Natural Science courses number 100 and above, or a comparable transfer course, are considered to have satisfied the Honors Natural Science requirement, but not the H-hours associated with that requirement. This could create 1 Honors elective course requirement (3 H-hours) that the student can satisfy elsewhere in the curriculum.
  • Students are permitted to complete a contract course only as a last resort and in exceptional circumstances, by the discretion of the Honors Director.
  • "Seminar on Global Issues" (HIST H235 033), is a 1.5 credit hour course designed to help students who are interested in applying for prestigious fellowships and scholarships. This course will only count as a general elective.

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