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Course Sequencing

The schedule below lays out the courses that you will take during each semester of the Honors College and the General Education (Gen-Ed) requirements each course fulfills. Some of the HC courses actually fulfill two Gen-Ed requirements—you earn only three credits for each—thus allowing Honors students room to take more upper-level courses in (and out of) their declared majors. Your advisor will help you decide which Gen-Ed classes would be best for you to replace with honors classes.


Freshman Year

Fall: HNRS2550 Western Intellectual Traditions I
Spring: HNRS2560 Western Intellectual Traditions II

This year-long class, worth 3 credits each semester, fulfills these general education requirements:

  • Cornerstone (HUMN1010) (3 credits)
  • Any 1 PHIL-prefix elective (3 credits)
  • A non-US History elective (HIST1030, HIST1040 or HIST3480) (3 credits)

Sophomore Year

Fall: HNRS3550 Science and Science Fiction

This semester-long class, worth 3 credits, fulfills these general education requirements:

  • A Natural Science Lecture course (BIOL, CHEM, NSCI, or PHYS prefixes without a laboratory) (3 credits)
  • Any 1 ENGL-prefix elective (3 credits)

Spring: HNRS3560 Being Human

This semester-long class, worth 3 credits, fulfills these general education requirements:

  • A Social Science elective with an ECON, GEOG, POLS, PSYC, or SOGY prefix or COMM2030 (3 credits)
  • An upper-division elective with a BIBL or THEO prefix (3 credits)

Junior Year

Fall: HNRS3570 Honors Thesis Research (0-3 credits)

Senior Year

Fall: HNRS4970 Honors Thesis (0-3 credits)