Honors College Pathways

 

To Maintain Honors Scholarships and Graduate from the Honors College, Students Must Meet the Following Requirements

  • A cumulative 3.25 gpa on all courses, UNA and transfer, used to meet University graduation requirements
  • Satisfactory progress toward completion of Honors College requirements based on one of the options (see below)

In addition, we strongly encourage thoughtful participation in the following areas:

  • Civic Engagement & Citizenship: service, volunteering, and participation in public life 
  • Professional Learning Experiences of all kinds: internships, shadowing, co-ops, practica, paid employment, etc.
  • Experience with Other Cultures: study abroad, study away, language study and partner programs
  • Research & Performance: lab and field work, innovation, visual, musical, material, and creative arts

Honors Options

Effective January 2022, all Honors College students may opt for the new curricular pathway, which requires 18 honors hours of coursework. New students as well as Honors students currently enrolled are eligible for the new curriculum. Currently enrolled Honors students may continue in one of the pathways below if desired. 

The following options remain available for current students admitted to the Honors College prior to January 2022. 

Option 1 

  • Honors Forum (HON 101H) First-year students only
  • 21 total hours of Honors courses (includes HON 101H and credit hours in major for Senior Project)
  • Honors Senior Project (individual for-credit project in the major), to be completed in tandem with HON 499H Honors Senior Project (0 hour course): students should enroll in this non-credit bearing course in addition to a 3 hour course in the major in which the work is being completed
  • Honors Professional Learning Experience (internship or similar experience), to be completed in tandem with HON 498H Honors Professional Learning Experience (0 hour course): students should enroll in this non-credit bearing course in addition to the internship or other activity in which the experience is completed. Examples of Professional Learning Experience include formal internships, co-ops, clinicals, work experience, substantial shadowing, and more. Following the link for more information.

Option 2

  • Honors Forum (HON 101H) First-year students only
  • 21 total hours of Honors courses (includes HON 101H) 
  • 2 year HON 497H Honors Experiential Learning ePortfolio (0 hour course does not formally meet): students should enroll in this non-credit bearing course and maintain the ePortfolio for four semesters. Following the link for more information.

Option 3

  • Honors Forum (HON 101H) First-year students only
  • 12 total hours of Honors courses
  • Gglobal Studies Certificate in the College Arts & Sciences or the College of Business (choose one)
  • Substantial Study Abroad Experience/preferably one month or more

Option 4

  • Honors Forum (HON 101H) First-year students only
  • 27 total hours of Honors courses 

Option 5 (Dual Degree Engineering)

The Honors Dual Degree Engineering Option allows students to complete Honors requirements at UNA and Honors requirements at a partner institution as part of UNA's Dual Degree Engineering Option. Students in the Honors College at UNA must remain in a dual degree engineering sequence to follow the Honors Engineering Track.

  • Honors Forum (HON 101H) First-year students only
  • 18 total hours of Honors courses which can include Honors courses and/or Honors credit granted at either institution.

Option 6 (Transfer Option)

For students transferring from another institution or current students entering the Honors College as juniors or seniors, the following curricular option is available:

  • 9 Honors hours completed at UNA (includes credit hours in the major for Senior Project)

  • Honors Senior Project & HON 499H Honors Senior Project (0-hour course): students enroll in the non-credit bearing HON 499H in addition to a credit bearing course in the major in which an approved project is completed. Senior Projects may be research, experiential, or performance in nature.

  • Honors Professional Learning Experience & HON 498H Honors Professional Learning Experience (0-hour course): students enroll in non-credit bearing HON 498H in addition to an internship or other approved professional learning activity in which the experience is completed.