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 Course||UCC Equivalent|
|IDH 1002||Humanities W/Writing (non-historical)|
|IDH 2003||Societies and Identities|
|IDH 2004||Foundations 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 Course||GL Requirement||Beginning in…|
|IDH 2003 and 2004||Global Foundations||Spring 2012|
|IDH 3034 and 3035||Global Discipline Specific||Fall 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 Category||Course to be Substituted||Honors Course|
|Environmental Context||EVR 1017 The Global Environment and Society||IDH 1001|
|Creative Context||Three credits chosen from approved courses: ARH 2050/1, ART 2300/2500/2750||IDH 1002|
|Cultural Context||Six credits from Humanities with Writing||IDH 2003IDH 2004|
College of Arts and Sciences
Honors courses count toward upper-division elective credit needed to graduate for all majors.
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 »