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Honors Requirements Are Changing!

New requirements—including those pertaining to Honors Experiences, the Honors Thesis, and more—will go into effect at the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester. These revised requirements will apply to students who enter UHP Fall 2018 or later; students who began UHP in Fall 2017 or earlier will continue to use the requirements as listed below. A PDF of the revised requirements is available for your review. Questions? Please contact your Honors advisor.

A quality education must include practical real-world experiences in addition to traditional classroom learning. The "Honors Experience" was created to promote this critical educational diversity and allows students to shape customized paths toward graduation with Latin honors.

What is an Honors Experience?

Honors Experiences are curricular and co-curricular experiences that challenge a student by adding depth and/or diversity to the student's education. They can be any of the following:

  • Honors Courses
    Honors courses are an opportunity for honors students to learn from some of the University's most distinguished faculty and discipline experts in an engaging environment.

  • Non-Course Experiences
    Experiences outside of the classroom, such as research, studying abroad, and internships, provide an educational breadth that can’t be obtained in the classroom. Students should discuss potential non-course experience opportunities with their honors advisor.

  • Writing an Honors Thesis
    The honors thesis is the capstone of an honors education, requiring students to synthesize the knowledge and skills they have gained throughout their undergraduate careers.

Honors Experience Requirements

All honors students must complete a set number of Honors Experiences per year.