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The Honors Integrated Minors provide a structured pathway to completing multiple Honors Degree requirements, built around a common theme and shared with a cohort of peers. Students from any major may earn the minor by taking interdisciplinary liberal arts and sciences over consecutive semesters.  Students who successfully complete the Minor will have completed the majority of the requirements for the Honors Degree.

All minors have a global and local track. The global program includes a credit-bearing summer intensive offered through the University of Utah Learning Abroad office. Scholarships are available through the integrated minor admissions application and externally (i.e. Learning Abroad scholarships application). The Utah-based tracks have no additional costs beyond regular tuition and fees.

Applications for the 24-25 academic year cohorts open on Jan. 17, 2024. For the global 24-25 cohorts, the 4-6-week learning abroad program will occur in Summer of 2025. To apply, click “learn more” link below for the minor you are interested in. Applications submitted after May 3 will be reviewed on a rolling basis through the summer.

*Admission applications include an optional need-based scholarship application

If you have any questions as a prospective or current minor student, please contact Dominic Pecoraro, associate director of special programs in Honors.

There are three Integrated Minors built around three themes:

Ecology and Legacy
Study how ecology and the environment by discussing the interweaving of behaviors across species, location, and time.

Select a global or local track:
Costa Rica (Cost: $7000);
Utah (Cost: $0)
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Study how health is key to individual, social, and community well-being, and the factors that shape health disparities.

Select a global or local track:
South Africa (Cost: ~$8000);
Utah (Cost: $0)
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Human Rights and Resources
Study how the unequal distribution of natural and cultural resources shapes human experience.

Select a global or local track:
Mexico (Cost: ~$5500);

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All of the Honors Integrated Minors offer unique field and service opportunities connected to coursework, with tracks based in locations throughout Utah and multiple locations abroad. The international tracks are some of the least expensive study abroad options on campus, slightly more than typical summer tuition + living expenses.