What's Entailed in an Honors Major?

Honors majors are open to every student in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; students are not required to participate in the Honors Program in their first two years to apply for an Honors major in their department. Every student admitted to an Honors majorn is thereby admitted to the Honors Program; the student's records are transferred to the Honors office (1330 Mason), and the student is put into an Honors email group at the start of the next term (students may request to be added earlier, if they wish). All Honors students, including those who entered through the major, come to the Honors office for all general advising, Academic Board and enrollment issues, and graduation paperwork.

Each department establishes its own application procedure and requirements for the Honors major. However, please note that the Executive Committee of LSA raised the minimum GPA requirement. All students who entered the Honors Program in or after the Fall of 2004, or who entered an Honors major during or after Fall 2006, must have an overall cumulative GPA of at least 3.4 by the end of the academic career in order to graduate with any level of Honors.