Degree and Course Planner

Planner for an Honors Bachelor Degree


The following student course planners outline the requirements of an Honors Bachelor degree. They also list the University’s general education and graduation requirements that can be satisfied with Honors courses.

3 Electives
4 Core
1 Thesis
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Planner for an Honors Bachelor Degree


The Honors Degree requires successful completion of the courses below. Find a printable Honors Student Course Planner here.

Four CORE courses (12 Credit Hours)
  • Two Intellectual Traditions (IT)
    • You will need two semesters of IT.
    • These courses provide you a foundation in the humanities, which helps us make sense of the world through our relationships with others.
    • They fulfill the humanities designation (HF) for general education.
  • One Honors Writing
    • You will need one semester of writing.
    • Most students take one of the following classes:
      • HONOR 2211 (Writing in Honors) should provide you a solid foundation for writing in undergraduate contexts. You will practice analytical and persuasive writing that addresses various academic audiences in a research university.
        • Fulfills the lower division writing requirement (WR2) for general education.
      • HONOR 3200 (Research University) should provide you an opportunity to develop and employ critical thinking, inquiry and analysis, written communication, and teamwork.
        • Fulfills the upper-division writing requirement (CW)
  • One Honors Science
    • You will need one semester of science.
    • There are several courses that meet this requirement (not an exhaustive list):
      • HONOR 3300 (Deductive Logic)
      • HONOR 3245 (Global Environmental Change)
      • HONOR 2750 (Energy, Water, Air & Metals)
      • CHEM 1211/1240 & 1221/1241 (Honors general chemistry I & II)
      • MATH 1250/1260 & 1311/1321 (Honors calculus)