Honors students can "convert" most regular courses into Honors credit by completing a contract with the supervising instructor. This contract modifies the course syllabus for the Honors student and typically includes extra assignments, papers, or projects. Any additions or alterations to the course syllabus for Honors credit are at the complete discretion of the instructor of the course.
Some departments have additional policies regarding Honors contracts. Also, instructors have the right to refuse to allow Honors contracts for their courses. Additionally, based on departmental or Honors College policies, the following courses cannot be converted to Honors credit:
- ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102
- MATH 1001 and MATH 1111
- Any 1001 or 1002 Foreign Language
- HIST 1111 and 1112
- HIST 2111 and 2112
- PSYC 1030
There are 2 forms that students must complete for an Honors Contract. Those forms are available here or students may pick up copies from the Honors College office located at the West Entrance of campus. Both forms with all needed signatures of approval along with a copy of the course syllabus MUST be received by the Honors College office no later than the end of the 2nd week of each semester. Once the forms have been submitted to the Registrar from the Honors College Office, students MUST fulfill the obligations of their Honors contract. Failure to complete Honors contracts could negatively impact the student's final course grade and future Honors College eligibility.
While all Honors students are encouraged to enroll in designated Honors courses, Honors students may convert as many courses as needed in order to meet the Honors College graduation requirements.