Disciplinary Honors

Disciplinary Honors programs, in which students do Honors work in their majors, are administered by departments, programs, or colleges for their undergraduate majors. Students are admitted to a Disciplinary Honors program by the department, program, or college administering the program according to the program’s rules and requirements. Admitted students are not required to be pursuing or to have completed Core Honors. All Disciplinary Honors programs require at least 6 credits of coursework and completion of a disciplinarily appropriate project (thesis; creative, research, or professional project) which may be completed as part of the 6 credits of coursework. Students with multiple majors who are admitted to multiple Disciplinary Honors programs may double-count no more than 3 credits toward more than one Disciplinary Honors program. Core Honors students who complete a Disciplinary Honors program earn Comprehensive Honors. If you are a Core Honors student whose major does not offer a Disciplinary Honors program and you are interested in earning Comprehensive Honors, you have the option to complete an Honors major project through the UHP; please consult the Director for details. Both Core and Disciplinary Honors students are eligible for Honors Study-Abroad and Summer Research Fellowships. For more information on undergraduate research in Honors, see our research page.

If your department or program would like more information about developing a Disciplinary Honors Program for majors, please see the Requirements and Guidelines for Disciplinary Honors Programs and consult the UHP Director.

Disciplinary Honors Programs