Study Abroad Option

About the Study Abroad Option

This option offers students the opportunity to develop an academic project based on participation in a semester- or year-long study abroad program. Students learn how to practice their academic skills and training in the context of living in a foreign culture, and in so doing develop a better sense of the value of their discipline to understanding the larger world, and of their own development as global citizens. The written and oral products of this option are expected to meet the scholarly standards of their discipline and of the Honors College.

Important Notice

In an effort to provide students with an exceptional academic experience, the Honors College seeks to designate courses for Honors credit taught by some of the most rigorous faculty in the university. Students are strongly encouraged to approach course instructors who are full-time, tenured/tenure track faculty members or lecturers in the student's academic major for the Honors Senior Project. In order to ensure rigor and maintain consistency, graduate students and part-time, adjunct faculty members should not supervise an Honors Senior Project. Any exceptions to this policy must be reviewed and approved by the Honors College.

Units or Departments that accept the Study Abroad Option

Units or Departments listed below accept Study Abroad as a Senior Project option. Where a department has not yet decided, the thesis is the only option until an official decision is announced. If you have questions about the Study Abroad option, speak with your departmental advisor or one of the Honors advisers. Departments that are grey do not accept this option.

  • Architecture
  • Business §
  • Education
  • – Curriculum and Instruction
    – Kinesiology
  • Engineering §
  • Nursing §
  • Social Work §
  • Urban and Public Affairs (Interdisciplinary Studies)
  • § All departments in this unit allow this option.
  • Liberal Arts
  • – Anthropology
  • – Art/Art History
  • – Communications
  • – Criminology/Criminal Justice
  • – English
  • – History
  • – Modern Languages
  • – Music
  • – Philosophy
  • – Political Science
  • – Sociology
  • – Theatre Arts
    • Science
    • – Biology
    • – Chemistry/Biochemistry
    • – Geology
    • – Mathematics *
    • – Physics
    • – Psychology

* Requires department approval.