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Honors Program Graduation


Honors Program Graduate MedallionAll students entering the University Honors Program are encouraged to work toward becoming Honors Program Graduates. To achieve this distinction, the Honors Program student must:
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.25 or above AND
  • Collect 70 Honor Points by performing volunteer service work and participating in University and Honors Program activities AND
  • Take at least 2 Honors Seminars or 1 Honors Topics course AND
  • Complete a minimum of 26 credit hours of Honors courses, of which            at least eight hours must be upper-level Honors courses OR
  • Complete a minimum of 23 credit hours of Honors courses, including six hours of the Honors Thesis OR

NOTE:  A grade of B or better must be earned in order to receive Honors credit for a course.


Special recognition is given to Honors Program Graduates at University commencement exercises, including the opportunity to wear the Honors medallion (shown on the right) and a notation by the student's name in the commencement program. The status of Honors Program Graduate will also be permanently affixed to the individual's official University transcript.

A student engaging in extracurricular research or creative activity may receive non-course based credit. The amount of such credit may range from 1 credit hour to no more than 6 credit hours and will be determined by the Honors Program Director.


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