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Non-Course Honors Experiences

Miscellaneous Guidelines

HECUA: Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs

Participation in a semester-long HECUA program will fulfill one honors experience course requirement and an additional non-course experience if you log at least 200 hours at the internship site.

NSE: National Student Exchange

Studying at another University for one semester via the National Student Exchage program will fulfill one non-course honors experience.


A tutoring or teaching assistant position that is paid or unpaid, This opportunity serves to provide learning and enhancement of academic curricula for undergraduates or school-age children. A minimum of 45 hours per semester is required.


A significant and sustained leadership role in a registered University of Minnesota student organization or University department or program. Qualifying student organizations must operate in alignment with University of Minnesota’s equal opportunity policy. A minimum of 45 hours per semester is required.

Other Options

The following opportunities may also count as Honors Experiences. Ask your honors advisor for details.

  • Presentation at a scholarly conference
  • Publication in a refereed journal