The Honors Program is designed to serve your special academic and intellectual needs. It is an 18-credit academic program open to highly motivated students across the campus. The Honors Program offers an opportunity to take special honors sections of the required general education courses. In these enriched courses students interact with peers from other colleges on campus. Nine of the 18 required credits are general education and include All University Curriculum courses. Six credits are "contract honors" courses in your Barney major at the junior or senior level. Three credits are senior-level honors courses which may include writing a thesis, participation in your University Scholar Program, or an independent study with a member of the faculty.
The Barney School Honors Program is a very flexible and rewarding program and does not require any additional credits. Upon completing the Honors Program with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 in the general education courses, and a 3.25 in the Barney School honors courses, students graduate with "University Honors." Honors students are also eligible to belong to the Honors Student Organization and to use the Honors Study in Mortensen Library.