Program Requirements at a Glance
- Cumulative GPA 3.5 or higher
- Complete 15 honors credit hours
- Complete an honors project
Program Requirements in more Detail
Grade Point Average
Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at the time of graduation. A faculty committee will review student performance after three semesters at UE and make recommendations for continuation or dismissal from the program.
Course Work: 15 credit hours of honors courses
Each semester, the Honors Program offers courses designated for honors credit. Courses change from semester to semester. These are often courses that fulfill general education requirements. The program requires a minimum of 15 credit hours of course work.
Students may also earn honors credit for virtually any University non–honors course through “contracting”, provided the professor teaching the course agrees and the Honors Director approves. This option is primarily intended for juniors and seniors.
The honors project is the capstone of the honors experience and is intended to demonstrate clearly, to the campus community as well as to graduate schools, law schools, medical schools and employers of all kinds, that the UE honors student stands out from the general UE student population as someone who has achieved particularly remarkable competency in a specific field. The project should involve significant research or creative work that will be presented to the University community; students are also encouraged to present their work in off-campus professional and academic settings. See the “Honors Program Project” page for more details.