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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 REQUIREMENTS  

Students must have a 3.4 cumulative GPA when applying for graduation to become an Honors Program Graduate.

Lower-Division Requirements for Associates Degrees: 20 credits

2 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 Requirement for Baccalaureate Degrees: 30 credits

2 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 Interdisciplinary Seminar: HONR 300R
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 Interdisciplinary Seminar: HONR 300R
3 credits of Honors Thesis or Honors Project: HONR 498R or 499R

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

  

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