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The Honors College — The University of Texas at Arlington

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The Honors Degree

Honors students earn Honors degrees that explicitly designate their major disciplines (e.g., Honors Bachelor of Science in Biology). While the college encourages students to obtain some Honors hours outside their major, students must complete at least half of the minimum 24 hours of Honors credit within their major disciplines.

Requirements for the Honors Degree

  • Completion of the University core and disciplinary degree requirements.
  • Maintenance of and graduation with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2. Note: Some scholarship recipients may be required to uphold a higher cumulative GPA to retain scholarship funding.
  • Completion of 24 hours of Honors credit. Of these hours, at least 12 must be in the student’s major.
  • Attending the required initial, sophomore, and junior Honors College advising appointments.
  • Completion of a Senior Project. There are four options for the Honors College Senior Project: thesis/creative project, internship, community service learning project, and study abroad for at least one long semester; however, the options available in any given degree program are set by the student’s major department.
  • Presentation of the student’s Honors Senior Project research at the fall or spring Honors Research Symposium.

Requirements for an Honors Degree in Two Disciplines (dual and double majors)

  • Completion of the University core and disciplinary degree requirements.
  • Maintenance of and graduation with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2. Note: Some scholarship recipients may be required to uphold a higher cumulative GPA to retain scholarship funding.
  • Completion of 30 hours of Honors credit; of these, at least 12 hours must be in the student’s primary major and another 12 hours in the secondary major.
  • Attending the required initial, sophomore, and junior Honors College advising appointments.
  • Completion of a Senior Project in each major. There are four options for the Honors College Senior Project: thesis/creative project, internship, community service learning project, and study abroad for at least one long semester; however, the options available in any given degree program are set by the student’s major department.
  • A separate presentation for each of the Honors Senior Projects at the Fall or Spring Honors Undergraduate Symposium.