Honors Equivalency

Honors courses may be used to fulfill various major and degree requirements.  Below is a list of specific areas in which Honors courses will substitute a requirement.  If a specific school or major is not named, the Honors courses will still count toward elective to fulfill 120* credit degree requirement.

Early Exit from the Honors College

Students who choose to exit the Honors College before the second semester of a sequence may forfeit the equivalence.  Students who finish the entire year of course work, but subsequently exit the Honors College early, are still eligible for the equivalency.

University Core Curriculum Equivalency

Honors CourseUCC Equivalent
IDH 1001Arts
IDH 1002Humanities W/Writing (non-historical)
IDH 2003Societies and Identities
IDH 2004Foundations of Social Inquiry

In order to receive all UCC equivalencies, students must complete the full year of Honors College requirements.  Students who enter the Honors College as second year are only eligible for the Social Inquiry and Societies and Identities UCC equivalency.

Global Learning Requirement

Honors CourseGL RequirementBeginning in…
IDH 2003 and 2004Global FoundationsSpring 2012
IDH 3034 and 3035Global Discipline SpecificFall 2012

In order to fulfill the Global Learning requirement, students must complete the full year of Honors College course work.

College of Architecture and the Arts

For students in the accelerated master’s program, Honors courses will count for three categories of general education: Environmental Context, Creative Context, and Cultural Context, see grid below for details.

General Education CategoryCourse to be SubstitutedHonors Course
Environmental ContextEVR 1017 The Global Environment and SocietyIDH 1001
 Creative ContextThree credits chosen from approved courses:  ARH 2050/1, ART 2300/2500/2750IDH 1002
Cultural ContextSix credits from Humanities with WritingIDH 2003IDH 2004

College of Arts and Sciences

Honors courses count toward upper-division elective credit needed to graduate for all majors.

Liberal Studies

Honors may be used to fulfill six credits of Foundations of Liberal Studies.  Must see advisor in Liberal Studies Program to have degree audit updated

College of Business

Honors courses at the 3000+ level may substitute for COM 3110 and may also count toward upper-division electives.  Please see a College of Business Advisor to update the degree audit.

School Journalism Mass Communication

Honors courses at 3000+ will count for the Area of Concentration.  Please see an SJMC advisor to update the degree audit.

* Most majors require a minimum of 120 credits to graduate, some require more.  Check with your individual major, college, or school to ensure the minimum is not higher.  For example, most engineering majors will need about 130 credits minimum.

The Honors College

The Honors College provides an important foundation for you to get the most out of your undergraduate years. The transition into higher education is made easier by your immediate association with a small group of students and teachers with similar capabilities and aspirations. Learn more »

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