Honors Program Academic Requirements

Honors Course Requirements

Below is a list of honors-level courses:

HBIO 111 and 112                              General Biology

HBUS 207                                             Honors Principles of Accounting I

HCHEM 111 and 112                         General Chemistry

HCOL 111                                              Moral Problems in Contemporary Society

HCOL 206                                              College Campus and Culture

HCOL 302                                              Dynamics of Leadership

HCOL 402                                              Black Self-Concepts

HENG 105 and 106                             English Composition I and II

HENG 201 and 202                             Introduction to Literature I and II

HHIS 201 and 202                               United States, Africa, and World History**

HHUM 209 and 210                           Cultural Humanities

HHON 100 and 102                            Honors Seminar

HPSC 479                                              Senior Thesis (for Political Science Majors)

HPHI 105                                              Honors Critical Thinking

HPSY 211                                              General Psychology

HCSJC 215                                             Introduction to Sociology

**Political science majors must take HIS 211 and 212 History of the United States in place of HIS 201 and 202 United States, World, and African History.


Senior Thesis/Capstone Project

The thesis project is usually completed in the context of the senior seminar or capstone course in the student’s major. Capstone projects are opportunities for students to display their mastery of a particular set of standards established for their majors. An honors thesis/capstone project should aim, in addition, for the creation of original work of graduate-level quality in the particular discipline. Evidence that such aims have been achieved includes: 

  • An intellectual/creative problem of some significance, 
  • A relatively sophisticated understanding of the materials involved and the relevant research and artistic methodologies, and 
  • A high level of clarity and organization, as well as felicity of presentation, in the finished work.

Departments have specific guidelines for the senior thesis projects completed by majors. These supplemental guidelines may be obtained from the academic departments. 

All students planning to complete the senior thesis must submit the proposal form for the Senior Thesis/ Capstone Project. 

If the senior thesis/capstone project is done outside of the department’s capstone course, students need to consult with their project advisor and department chairperson/program director to make an appropriate plan that will fulfill the capstone project requirement. Any student completing the capstone project outside of the capstone course in the major must take an additional honors program course. 

Double Majors are required to complete only one capstone project for honors credit.  

Independent Study

Students are expected to engage in research during their time in the honors program. Independent research can be conducted independently by students outside of classes, within independent study courses, and through faculty student mentoring relationships. 

Students may register for independent study or research-based courses in their major or minor, register for the independent study course offered through the honors program, or present independent or faculty-mentored research at a research conference. Those who complete the independent study outside of a classroom context must complete the Honors Independent Study form.

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