Beginning in Honors 

Our Goals

The UVU Honors Program is an energetic center filled with diverse students excited to make the most of their undergraduate experiences and make positive impacts on the community around them. Through meaningful and rigorous series of academic and cultural experiences, the Honors Progam offers its students:

  • Challenging academic experiences which encourages students to realize their intellectual potential 
  • Prepares students to embark successfully on post-baccalaureate endeavors
  • Immerse students in the cultural and outdoor excellence of Utah and its region  

 

Honors Requirements for Traditional Freshman

Honors students typically complete at least one Honors course per semester; scholarship students are required to do so. 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 and Colloquium courses, which vary in focus each semester, are available under the Curriculum section. When students achieve 21-24 Honors credits, they will meet with the Honors Director and develop a Honors Graduation plan. Additional information can be found here.

  

Freshman Entry 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

Freshman Entry 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

Example of Coursework for First Two Semesters in Honors 

  • Fall Term: 12-16 Credits (most awards require a minimum of 15 credits)
  • Honors Colloquium: HONR 100R; 1 CR
  • Ancient Legacies: HONR 2000; 3 CR
  • English 101H or ENGH 201H; 3 CR
  • Math 1010 or 1050; 4 CR
  • Fitness for Life: PES 1097; 2 CR
  • Major  Pre-Req Course: 3 CR
  • Spring Term: 16 Credits
  • Honors Colloquium: HONR 100R; 1 CR
  • Modern Legacies: HONR 2100; 3 CR
  • Sociology: SOC 101H; 3 CR
  • Biology: BIOL 101H; 3 CR
  • Major Pre-Req Course: 3 CR
  • Major Pre-Req Course: 3 CR