Honors in the Major
(numbered 478, 3 credits)
- Honors in the Major is designed to recognize student excellence within interdisciplinary and disciplinary academic programs.
- Honors in the Major may not be substituted for a major requirement.
- The Honors in the Major project should be planned during the junior year.
- Students should enroll for Honors in the Major study during the first semester of registration with senior standing (84 or more degree credits) to ensure adequate time to complete it by graduation. Students should consult with sponsoring faculty during the junior year to determine possible special needs for library resources, equipment, supplies or field research.
- Eligibility requirements for Honors in the Major are:
- Minimum grade point average of 3.500 for all courses required for the major, as indicated on the degree audit.
- Minimum grade point average of 3.750 for all upper-level courses required for the major, as indicated on the degree audit.
- Successful completion of the Honors in the Major project requirements.
- An Honor in the Major is different from All-University Honors. Rather than a required, cumulative grade point average, the grade point average is calculated on courses required for the major only and there is no residence requirement as with All-University Honors. An honor in the major is designed to recognize student excellence within interdisciplinary and disciplinary academic programs.
- Students are recognized at Commencement if the Honors in the Major project is completed and minimum GPA requirements are met, in the preceding semester to commencement.
- Honors in the Major can be awarded, rescinded or All University Honors increased to Summa Cum Laude, in a final semester of completion based on the outcome of the last remaining courses of record. Final GPA calculations, grades and All University Honors designations are not completed at time of commencement due to grading deadlines and degree conferral timeframes.
- There is no residency requirement for Honors in the Major.
- Regular semester/session add and drop deadlines apply; no P-NC grading is permitted.