Criteria for Maintaining Honors Membership


The basis for membership in the Arts and Sciences (ASC) Honors Program is a rigorous curriculum and high achievement.

To maintain your membership in the ASC Honors Program, you will be expected to meet the following requirements:
  •  Maintain a minimum 3.4 cumulative grade point average;
  • Choose general education courses according to the Honors Guide to the General Education requirements for your degree, and follow any honors requirements stipulated by your major department (generally speaking, a good guideline may be to aim to complete at least six honors or 4000-level classes over the course of your freshman and sophomore years*); and
  • Submit an Honors Contract at the conclusion of your second year of study - by 5:00pm on the last day of finals.
All students in the ASC Honors Program are required to complete an Honors Contract, which leads to graduation with honors in the Arts and Sciences.  Students may also choose to pursue an Undergraduate Thesis leading to graduation with honors research distinction.   Please consult with an ASC honors advisor to learn more about the Honors Contract and Undergraduate Thesis options.
Honors students will be reviewed each summer to ensure that they continue to meet ASC Honors Program requirements.  Students who are not meeting requirements may be removed from the program.

*If your major program of study requires a large number of prerequisite courses, it may not be feasible for you to complete six honors or 4000-level courses by the end of your sophomore year. If you find yourself in this situation, you should plan to take honors or 4000-level courses when appropriate and submit an Honors Contract by the end of your sophomore year to ensure continued membership in the ASC Honors Program. Consult an ASC honors advisor for details.