An Honors option allows you to earn Honors credit for a non-Honors course. It consists of an agreement with a professor that you complete an additional or enhanced assignment. In other words, you have the freedom to individualize part of your curriculum – to focus on your personal, academic, and professional interests. Honors options are a great way to get to know professors and begin exploring topics that might lead to an Honors capstone project. 

There is no limit to the number of Honors options you may complete. No more than two Honors options may be attempted in any given semester, as these courses are intended to be demanding and will require your best effort.

The Honors College affirms that individual faculty members have the right to decline a request to contract their class for Honors option credit for any reason. 

  • Get to know a professor better
  • Individualize a portion of your Honors curriculum that can focus on your personal, academic and professional interests
  • Begin exploring topics that can lead to Honors capstone projects
  • Apply courses in your major towards the Honors curriculum

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