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HONORS STUDENT RESOURCES

The following resources may be helpful to students within the Honors Program as they navigate through their chosen baccalaureate plans. What follows is information concerning the Honors Program's graduation criteria, requirements and standards, the official Honors Program Student Handbook, Honors Contracts, and other necessary forms.

 

HONORS GRADUATION CRITERIA  

Students must keep a 3.4 GPA to graduate from Honors and complete the required credits that are determined by the point at which you enter the program. Students who fall below a 3.4 GPA prior to graduation must participate in an Honors probation program to help repair their academic performance problems. Students earning a grade below B- in an Honors Core class will be required to retake the class in order to earn Honors credit.

STUDENTS ENTERING AS FRESHMEN/SOPHOMORES: 

Lower-Division Honors: 21 Credits

1. Both Ancient and Modern Legacies (6 credits)

2. Honors Ethics and Values (3 credits)

3. A Science/Quantitative Honors General Education Course (3 credits)

4. Two Additional Honors General Education Courses (6 credits)

5. Three Semesters of Honors Colloquium (3 credits) 

Upper-Division Honors: 12 Credits

1. Two Upper-Division (3000 level or higher) Contracts with Required Major Course (6 credits)

2. Two semesters of HONR 498R/499R (6 credits)  

STUDENTS ENTERING AS JUNIORS: 

Upper-Division Honors: 26 Credits

1. Both Ancient and Modern Legacies (6 credits)

2. Two Semesters of Honors Colloquium (2 credits)

3. Four Upper-Division (3000 level or higher) Contracts with Required Major Course (12 credits)

4. Two semesters of HONR 498R/499R (6 credits)  

 

 

TRANSCRIPT AND DIPLOMA DESIGNATIONS

In order to graduate with the Honors designation on the transcript, a student must do the following: 

1. Finish all required coursework in the Honors Program and the student’s major/minor

2. Complete an Honors Thesis or Project

3. Maintain a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.4 

 

 

PETITION FOR EXCEPTION TO POLICY

Students may petition the Honors Program Director for an exception to this policy, but such petitions should be reserved for rare occasions and only to resolve serious conflicts. Conflicts with work schedules, most academic courses, vacation or travel schedules, and transportation problems do not generally constitute acceptable reasons for an appeal. 

Acceptable reasons for an appeal might include:

1. Scheduling conflicts with other academic coursework required for the student's major that prevent the student from enrolling in any of the offered Honors Core sections available

2. Placement in an internship that requires a student to be off-campus and thus prevents enrollment in any of the offered Honors Core sections available

3. Requirements for collegiate athletes that prevent the student from enrolling in any of the offered Honors Core sections available

4. Health or family concerns that prevent a student from enrolling in any of the offered Honors Core sections available. 

 

 

APPEAL LETTER

Students should write a formal letter to the Director stating the reasons for the appeal and explaining a clear plan for completing required Honors Core classes as soon as possible. Students should also meet with their Honors Coordinator prior to submitting any such appeal. Appeals are reviewed and voted on by the entire Honors Steering Committee within 15 days of submission.

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HONORS HANDBOOK AND FORMS

Honors Handbook

 

 

HONORS CONTRACT

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CONTACT INFORMATION 

Main Office: LC 204

Telephone: 801.863.6262

Fax: 801.863.6562

Email: HonorsProgram@uvu.edu 

Web: www.uvu.edu/honors