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Planner for an Honors Bachelor Degree

The following student course planners outline the requirements of an Honors Bachelor degree, which can be satisfied by either completing an Honors Integrated Minor or building your own pathway. These planners also list the University’s general education and graduation requirements that can be satisfied with Honors courses.


Integrated Minors

  • Integrated minors are structured around a common theme and shared with a cohort of your peers. They connect honors courses, include fieldwork components, and are open to all majors.
  • Honors offers three integrated minors: Ecology and Legacy, Health, and Human Rights and Resources.
  • Integrated minors satisfy all required Honors courses except for one elective.



Build Your Own Pathway

  • Honors students work with special advisors over their undergraduate career to select interesting coursework to complete the degree.
  • Individualized plans can include Praxis Labs, our yearlong real-world problem-solving courses.
  • Each required Honors course must be completed individually.


Required Courses for an Honors Bachelor Degree

The Honors Degree requires successful completion of the courses below.
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  • Two Intellectual Traditions (IT)
    • You will need two semesters of IT.
    • These courses provide you a foundation in the humanities, which helps us make sense of the world through our relationships with others.
    • They fulfill the humanities designation (HF) for general education.
  • One Honors Writing
    • You will need one semester of writing.
    • Most students take one of the following classes:
      • HONOR 2211 (Writing in Honors) should provide you a solid foundation for writing in undergraduate contexts. You will practice analytical and persuasive writing that addresses various academic audiences in a research university.
        • Fulfills the lower division writing requirement (WR2) for general education.
      • HONOR 3200 (Research University) should provide you an opportunity to develop and employ critical thinking, inquiry and analysis, written communication, and teamwork.
        • Fulfills the upper-division writing requirement (CW)
  • One Honors Science
    • You will need one semester of science.
    • There are several courses that meet this requirement (not an exhaustive list):
      • HONOR 3300 (Deductive Logic)
      • HONOR 3245 (Global Environmental Change)
      • HONOR 2750 (Energy, Water, Air & Metals)
      • CHEM 1211/1240 & 1221/1241 (Honors general chemistry I & II)
      • MATH 1311/1321 (Honors calculus)