Your Honors Journey

Your Honors Journey begins with Honors coursework in the first and second year, when you will take a minimum of 2 Honors courses (HON) and 2 A-section courses (ideally one HON or A-section per semester). Once this coursework is completed, students attend a BRIDGE session to transition to junior and senior year, where the focus is on the Senior Honors Project, and independent, mentored work within their major.

The 4 Year Honors Program Journey will look something like this:

  • First and Second year
    • 2 HON and 2 A section courses, distributed over 4 semesters
    • Honors Advising to remain on track
    • Declaration of Major & Filing of Departmental Approval form to proceed to Junior/Senior Honors work
  • Second Year to early Junior Year
    • Attend mandatory BRIDGE SESSION to transition to Senior Honors Project
  • Junior Year
    • Submit Honors Project Proposal & Mentor/Proposal Form
    • Recommend taking HON 495
  • Senior Year: First Semester
    • Required: take HON 494
    • Take HON 496 or 499 in major or pre-approved course from Honors track to work on Senior Honors Project
    • Submit committee form
  • Senior Year: Final Semester
    • Attend Graduation Information Session
    • Take HON 496 or 499 in major or pre-approved course from Honors track to revise and finish Senior Honors Project
    • Submit Senior Honors Project by deadline
    • Present at Undergraduate Showcase


For a flowchart detailing the 4 Year Honors Program Journey, click here

For a flowchart detailing the Junior and Senior Year journey, click here