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2020-21 College of Liberal Arts 
2020-21 College of Liberal Arts [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ABH Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Honors A.B. Degree must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.33 to continue in the program and earn the degree. They must also earn a grade of “B” or better for HON 498/499.  Latin Honors at graduation (Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude) are awarded on the basis of cumulative GPA, with the same numerical criteria as in the rest of the College.

Complete all of the following:

Honors Seminars (5 courses)

In order to ensure that all honors degree students have a braod exposure to all of the liberal arts, each seminar will fulfill one or more of the four divisional requirements: Arts (A), humanities (H), social sciences (C), and natural sciences (S).  Students should ensure that in choosing classes, they have met all four divistional requiremetns at some pint before completing their honors research project.  Depending on the disciplines of the faculty involved, seminars may have up to two divistional designations.

Honors in the Major Research/Independent Study

Complete a two-semester honors research project.

HON 498HD and HON 499HD (8 total hours)

Note: Honors-in-the-Major thesis research is strongly encouraged, but in rare exceptions students may write a thesis outside their discipline, which will count as credit for the Honors program but which will not receive honors in the major. Any thesis topics outside the major must be approved by the student’s advisor in their major, and the thesis proposal must also be approved by the Honors Advisory Board before or during the spring registration period.


Competencies (4 courses)

Foreign Language (FCMP)

Health and Wellness (BCMP)

Mathematical Thinking (MCMP)

Writing (WCMP-satisfied with HON 201)

A minimum grade of C- is required for BCMP, FCMP and MCMP; a minimum grade of C is required for WCMP.


Major Field

Complete courses required for at least one major (48-64 hours)