Honors Experience Requirements
Students starting UHP prior to fall 2018 will use the Legacy Requirements. Students starting UHP fall 2018 or later will use the Current Requirements. Carefully answer the following prompt to view the requirements that apply to you.
In addition to the brief requirements covered here, students starting after fall 2018 should closely consult the the complete Honors Requirements document. (Please be sure to clear your cache to ensure you're viewing the most recent version of this document, which says "updated January 2020" in the lower right corner of the first page)
In brief, all students graduating with Latin Honors must complete the following:
- UHP NEXUS ONE experience
- 3 Honors courses (at least one an HSem or GCC)
- 5 additional Honors experiences (course or non-course)
- Senior thesis and supporting thesis course work (one semester of thesis coursework, minimum; thesis coursework amounting to at least 2 credits after the first semester of thesis coursework may count as one of the three Honors courses, above)
- Note: Students graduating in fewer than eight semesters should consult with their Honors Advisor about how this affects Honors requirements.
First-year experience and senior-year requirements are detailed in the complete Honors Requirements document. Beyond these requirements, students must also complete three (3) additional Honors courses, one (1) of which must be an Honors seminar or Grand Challenge course, and five (5) additional Honors experiences (course or non-course). These eight (8) total requirements may be completed at any time once the student has officially matriculated into an undergraduate degree program at the University of Minnesota. (Hence, experiences completed during high school (e.g., PSEO) or the summer before matriculation to the University, while certainly contributing to a student’s admission to UHP, won’t count toward Honors requirement fulfillment. (Note that experiences completed by a non-Honors first- or second-year student who is later admitted to UHP would count). We encourage students to complete four or five of their Honors requirements during the first two years in order to pass the mid-program review (see page 9 of the current requirements document for more information).
All students must meet the GPA requirements mandated by University policy for the appropriate level of Latin Honors. The GPA of the last 60 graded credits and the nature of the senior-year project will be the determining factors as to the student’s level of Latin Honors.