Honors Advisement Policy

 

Students in the Honors Program should meet regularly (at least twice a semester) with their Honors Coordinator: Allen Hill advises students with last names beginning A–L and Tiffany Nez advises students with last names beginning M–Z. Please schedule meetings well in advance of Priority Registration. For Spring semester, registration typically begins the last week of October and for Fall semester, the first week of April.

Honors advising is Secondary Advising, meaning it supplements the advising students receive from their Primary Advisors in their academic major. All students are encouraged to choose an academic major to explore as soon as they enter the university.  Honors can also help connect students with wellness programs and other resources that ensure student success.

 

Program Entry Points

The Honors Program at Utah Valley University has two entry points: Lower-Division (students having earned fewer than 50 credits) and Junior-Entry (students having earned 50 credits or more). Each entry point has its own set of course requirements and students admitted to the Program should meet with their Honors Coordinator to plan their schedule. The honors course planner can help you plan out your semesters.

 

HONORS COURSE PLANNER

 

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Honors Graduation Requirements

The Honors Program is designed around intensive, face-to-face interaction. Honors students typically complete at least one Honors course per semester; scholarship students are required to do so, but may petition for exceptions. In their first two semesters, all Honors students must complete Ancient Legacies (HONR 2000) and Modern Legacies (HONR 2100), as well as Honors Colloquium (HONR 100R). Course descriptions for the Legacies courses, which vary in focus each semester, are available under the Curriculum section of the Honors homepage. Colloquium is a 1-credit course that includes on-campus lectures on a wide-range of topics combined with cohort building activities emphasizing cultural, outdoor, and academic activities. These include trips to premier arts venues, guest lecturers from the academic and professional communities, outdoor recreation activities, reading groups, and community or campus service projects.

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

 

  • Finish all required coursework in the Honors Program and the student’s major/minor
  • Complete an Honors Thesis or Project
  • Maintain a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.4

  

Lower-Division Requirements for Associates Degrees: 21 Credits

  • 3 credits of Honors Colloquium: HONR 100R
  • 3 credits of Ancient Legacies: HONR 2000
  • 3 credits of Modern Legacies: HONR 2100
  • 3 credits of Honors Ethics and Values: PHIL 205H
  • 3 credits of General Education math or science, e.g., GEO 101H, BIOL 101H, MATH 121H
  • 6 credits of any other General Education course at an Honors level, e.g. ENGL 201H, MUSC 101H

Lower-Division Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees: 31 Credits

  • 3 credits of Honors Colloquium: HONR 100R
  • 3 credits of Ancient Legacies: HONR 2000
  • 3 credits of Modern Legacies: HONR 2100
  • 3 credits of Honors Ethics and Values: PHIL 205H
  • 3 credits of General Education math or science, e.g., GEO 101H, BIOL 101H, MATH 121H
  • 6 credits of any other General Education course at an Honors level, e.g. ENGL 201H, MUSC 101H
  • 6 credits of upper-division courses 3000+, completed at an Honors level within student's major using an Honors Contract
  • 1 credit of Honors Capstone: HONR 400R
  • 3 credits of Honors Thesis or Honors Project: HONR 498R or 499R

Upper-Division Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees: 24 Credits

  • 2 credits of Honors Colloquium: HONR 100R
  • 3 credits of Ancient Legacies: HONR 2000
  • 3 credits of Modern Legacies: HONR 2100
  • 12 credits of upper-division courses numbered 3000+, completed at an Honors level within student's major using an Honors Contract
  • 1 credit of Honors Capstone: HONR 400R
  • 3 credits of Honors Thesis or Honors Project: HONR 498R or 499R

   


 

Additional Honors Advisement Materials and Contacts

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Sample Plans:

Here we have compiled a few sample Honors graduation plans including Nursing, Biology, Recreation, and Elementay Education.

 

Sample Plans PDF

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Allen Hill

As a coordinator, Allen Hill advises Honors Students with last names beginning with the letters A-L. He can be reached  at allen.hill@uvu.edu.

 

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Tiffany Nez

As a coordinator, Tiffany Nez advises Honors Students with last names beginning with the letters M-Z. She can be reached  at  tiffany.nez@uvu.edu.

 

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Contract FAQ

Here we have compiled a number of frequently asked questions students often ask about the Honors Program's contract forms.

 

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