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.
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.