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Interdisciplinary Studies

Students may complete an honors curriculum in University Honors, Upper Division Honors, or Lower Division Honors. All Honors students must complete the onehour honors colloquium (GH 299). Lower Division Honors includes General Honors coursework. Upper Division Honors includes honors work in the major. University Honors combines Upper and Lower Division Honors.

Students in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program design and pursue individualized programs of study in areas that are not available at the University. They receive either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree depending on the program and the requirements of the University Basic Curriculum.

Grade Requirements

  • 3.4 overall GPA
  • 3.4 GPA in Honors courses

Lower Division Honors Requirements

  • Two General Honors seminars (6 semester hours)
  • An honors section of the First Year Experience (3 semester hours) (a General Honors seminar may be substituted in some cases)
  • GH 299 (one semester hour)

Upper Division Honors Requirements

  • GH 299
  • 9 semester hours of honors work selected with the approval of the Interdisciplinary Studies Advisor
  • Students must complete an honors course plan in consultation with the Interdisciplinary Studies Advisor upon enrollment in the Honors College.
  • 3 semester hours for an Honors Thesis or Project, to be established in consultation with the Interdisciplinary Studies Advisor. Students electing the thesis option are encouraged to complete the thesis requirement in an appropriate departmental or Honors College course (GH 444) with variable credit during the fall and spring semesters. Prior approval of the supervising faculty is required.

University Honors

  • Two General Honors seminars (6 semester hours)
  • An honors section of the First Year Experience (in some cases a General Honors seminar may be substituted)
  • GH 299
  • 9 semester hours in a specific area of study. These may be incourse honors or General Honors.
  • 3 semester hours of Honors Thesis