Enrollment in the University Honors Program is contingent upon students’ completing the required courses in the Honors curriculum and maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above. Refer to the Academic Progress Progress Policy
If you are an Honors A&S student who has not yet declared a major, you must see Amelia or Maria for advising, at which point we’ll give you the advising card you need to open your account for registration. If you’re an Honors student in any College besides A&S and/or you’ve already declared a major, we in Honors are your secondary advisor, and you have a primary advisor elsewhere. We are happy to talk with you at any time, but it’s not required that you see us.
Advising for spring classes starts March 18, 2013. Registration begins the week of March 25, 2013.
Very important note for all Honors students: Because of changes in the core Honors curriculum, after next academic year we will discontinue independent Honors sections of English 1301 and 1302, Philosophy 1001 and 1301, History 1001 and 1002, and Theology 1001 (the second-level Theology Honors courses will not be affected). If you have not taken these Honors courses yet, you need to do so next academic year, 2013-14.
--For all Honors advising, please come to advising appointments prepared with a list of classes you are thinking of taking in the fall.
--Before your appointment, make sure to consult Marquette’s online Undergraduate Bulletin to reinforce your familiarity with course requirements in your college, program, and proposed major: http://bulletin.marquette.edu/undergrad/
--The Honors Program curriculum is available on the Honors website (http://www.marquette.edu/honors/programs_honorscurr.shtml), as is the list of all next year’s Honors seminars: http://www.marquette.edu/honors/Seminars.shtml
--Also, remember to consult the Marquette Snapshot for class availability and times: http://www.marquette.edu/mucentral/registrar/snapshot/fall13/
--Note that Honors has its own page on the Snapshot: http://www.marquette.edu/mucentral/registrar/snapshot/fall13/byhonors.shtml. Honors sections, as you know, begin with 9 – ex. Theology 1001, Section 901).
Options for Pre-Registration Advising for all students:
Special Evening Straz Advising Sessions:
Amelia Zurcher will come to Straz Tower the evenings of March 20 (Wed.) and March 21 (Thurs.) for Honors Advising (see schedule below). All first-years and sophomores are welcome, whether or not you live in Straz. If you are a non-Straz resident, please let Maria (email@example.com) know the session you prefer to attend so we can forward your names to the Straz Tower Hall Director, Andrew Levy. He will admit you onto any floor as long as he has your name in advance. Or, if you are a non-Straz resident, another Honors student can also check you in.
Wednesday, March 20
Straz Tower Floor 14 and 15: 5:30 – 6 pm (15th Floor Lounge)
Straz Tower Floor 14 and 15: 6:00 – 7 pm (16th Floor Lounge)
Thursday, March 21
Straz Tower Floor 17: 5:30 – 6 pm (17th Floor Lounge)
Straz Tower Floor 18: 6 – 7 pm (18th Floor Lounge)
Join us on Thursday, March 21 from 3 to 5 pm in the Honors Office. We will have seniors, juniors, and sophomores from as many majors and colleges as we can on hand to answer your questions. Treats and online access to the Bulletin and Snapshot will be available!
What: Drop-in Peer Advising
When: Thursday, March 21, 3-5 pm
Where: The Honors Program, Coughlin Hall, Lower Level, 001
You may also call 8-7516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an advising appointment in the Honors Program Office, 001 Coughlin. Give us some windows of time you have free.
Please review the following reminders about the Honors Program Curriculum before you plan your schedule.
§ --A score of 4 or 5 in ANY History AP exam exempts you from one of your Honors History Foundation courses. You are still required to take one of the History Foundation courses, even if you have 2 AP History scores of 4 or 5. Note: The Honors classes of 2017 and after are required to take only one History course, Honors History 100x, now being developed by the History Department. Students will take this course in their sophomore year. This course is required; it cannot be substituted for with AP or IB credit.
§ --English 1301 and 1302: Honors English: All Honors first-year students, regardless of AP or IB credit, take Honors English 1301 and 1302.
Classes of 2016 and before: Honors students who complete ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 with a grade of B or better will have satisfied the UCCS Rhetoric distribution requirement (ENGL 1001 and ENGL 1002), if they have not already satisfied part or all of that requirement with AP credits. Students who complete either ENGL 1301 or ENGL 1302 with a passing grade will also have satisfied the UCCS Literature and Performing Arts (LPA) distribution requirement. Classes of 2017 and after: For Honors students who enter Marquette with AP or IB credit for English 1001 (a 4 on any English AP) OR English 1001 and English 1002 (a 5 on any English AP), English 1301 and 1302 will satisfy all 6 credits of the UCCS Rhetoric requirement PLUS the UCCS LPA requirement.
§ -- For Honors students who enter Marquette with no AP or IB credit for English 1001 or English 1002, English 1301 and 1302 will satisfy only the 6 credits of the UCCS Rhetoric requirement. These students will still need to take a non-Honors UCCS LPA course.
§ --For your Honors junior seminar, you may take either a HOPR 3953, a HOPR 4953 (but if you count this as your junior seminar, you must take another HOPR 4953 for your senior seminar), or any departmental or College seminar. To count for the requirement, a course must be considered a seminar by the department or College (usually, but not always, indicated by a 3953 or 4953 course number), graded (not pass/fail), and 3 credits.
§ --Don’t forget to consider HOPR 3955, the Honors Research Seminar, offered in spring 2014. Students in this seminar will receive $2500 for summer research with a faculty member if they progress during the seminar to a viable research proposal. STEM students especially, bear in mind that this money can be combined with other support for summer work in STEM labs!
§ --All Honors A&S students taking a HOPR 3953 or 4953 taught by a Philosophy professor may count that course as a third philosophy for the A&S core curriculum, and similarly a HOPR 3953 or 4953 taught by a Theology professor may be counted as a third Theology for the A&S core.