HOnors in the disciplines

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 student wishing to learn more about Honors in the Disciplines, please visit the Undergraduate Bulletin pages at the links provided below. For more information, consult the relevant department and the UHP Director. If you are a member of a department or unit interested in developing an Honors in the Disciplines program, please contact the UHP Director. If your unit would like more information about developing an Honors in the Disciplines program for majors, see the Requirements and Guidelines for Disciplinary Honors Programs and consult the Director.

*Core Honors students wishing to earn Comprehensive Honors whose major departments do not offer Disciplinary Honors programs have the option to complete an Honors major project; please consult the UHP Director.

Biological Sciences Disciplinary Honors
Director:  Krassimira Hristova     
Applications accepted in the sophomore spring semester or junior fall semester
Application and deadline: a written proposal due by April 21, 5 pm
Application requirements: 3.2 GPA in the major

Biomedical Sciences Disciplinary Honors
Director:  Doug Lobner
Applications accepted in the sophomore spring semester or junior fall semester
Application and deadline: a comprehensive plan addressing 3 core themes: academic excellence, research, and community engagement generally due by May 1st
Application requirements: 3.2 cumulative GPA

Chemistry Disciplinary Honors
Director: Adam Fiedler
Applications accepted in the sophomore spring semester or junior fall semester
Application: a 1-2 page written statement; contact the department for application deadline
Application requirements: 3.2 cumulative GPA  

Humanities Disciplinary Honors
Director: Kristen Foster
Humanities Disciplinary Honors in English, History, Philosophy, Theology, and Languages, LIteratures, & Cultures: French, German and Spanish.
Applications accepted in the sophomore spring semester or junior fall semester
Application and deadline: contact the director
Application requirements: 3.2 cumulative GPA

Physics Disciplinary Honors
Director: Andrew Kunz
Applications accepted in the sophomore spring semester or junior fall semester
Application: a 1-2 page written statement; contact the department for application deadline
Application requirements: 3.2 cumulative GPA

Psychology Disciplinary Honors
Director: Astrida Kaugars
Applications accepted in the sophomore spring semester or junior fall semester
Application and deadline: A statement of interest due April 6, 2018, 5 pm
Application requirements:  3.5 GPA in the Psychology major

Nursing Disciplinary Honors
Director: Sandi Van Den Heuvel
Applications accepted in the fall semester of sophomore year
Application and deadline: a personal statement on academic excellence, research, and community engagement; contact the department for the application deadline
Applications requirements: 3.2 cumulative GPA

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