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Curriculum

To graduate as an Honors Scholar, you must complete a minimum of 24 units of honors courses (see full list below), four Honors Colloquia, and a Honors thesis or capstone project.

Required first-year honors classes for fall semester:

It is recommended that honors students take one to two honors classes in the fall semester in addition to MIN 108H.

Honors Courses

Course offerings are subject to change based on faculty availability.

Course IDTitleSemester OfferedPrerequisites/Notes
ART 150H Intro to Art Fall only Meets the General Education core requirement in Aesthetics and the Creative Arts.
COMM 111H Public Communication Fall and Spring Meets the General Education requirement for Public Communication
MIN 108H Christian Life, Faith, and Ministry Fall only Meets the General Education core requirement in God's Word and the Christian Response (Ministry)
ENGL 110H Freshman Writing Seminar Fall only Meets the General Education requirement. Not required if SAT/ACT
ENGL 111H Intro to Literature Fall and Spring Meets the General Education core requirement in Language and Literature
ENGL 324H World Literature to Renaissance Fall and Spring Meets the General Education core requirement in Language and Literature and is an upper division course
ENGL 488H Significant Authors Spring only Required for English majors to complete a special topics course
HUM 400 series Honors Colloquia Fall and Spring Meets Honors College requirements to graduate as an Honors Scholar
PHIL 220H Intro to Philosophy Fall and Spring Meets the General Education core requirement in Philosophy
POLI 340H International Relations Spring only
PSYC 110H General Psychology Fall and Spring Meets the General Education core requirement in Identity and Relationships
PSYC 290H Human Growth and Development Fall and Spring Meets the General Education core requirement in Identity and Relationships
SOC 120H Introduction to Sociology Spring only Meets the General Education core requirement in Identity and Relationships
THEO 303H Theology & the Christian Life Fall only Meets the General Education core requirement in God's Word and the Christian Response (Doctrine)
THEO 352H Church History Fall only Meets the General Education core requirement in God's Word and the Christian Response (Doctrine)
THEO 354H Church History 1517–present Spring only Meets the General Education core requirement in God's Word and the Christian Response (Doctrine)
UBBL 100H Exodus/Deuteronomy Fall and Spring Meets the General Education Bible studies requirement
UBBL 230H Luke/Acts Fall and Spring Meets the General Education Bible studies requirement
UBBL 320H Hebrew Poetical and Wisdom Literature Fall and Spring Meets the General Education core requirement in God's Word and the Christian Response
UBBL 330H Life and Teachings of Jesus Fall only Meets the General Education core requirement in God's Word and the Christian Response
UBBL 340H Romans and Galatians Spring only Meets the General Education core requirement in God's Word and the Christian Response
UNRS 403H Leadership and Management in Nursing Practice Fall and Spring (Nursing students only) Required course for all nursing majors
UNRS 425H Nursing Research Fall and Spring (Nursing students only) Required course for all nursing majors

Honors Directed Research Courses

Students must follow independent study procedures set by the university in order to enroll in these courses. A plan of study must also be sent to the Honors College office for final approval.

Course IDTitleSemester OfferedPrerequisites/Notes
BIOL 498 Directed Research Fall and Spring Completion of Independent Study documentation. Consult department for details.
CHEM 498 Directed Research Fall and Spring Completion of Independent Study documentation. Consult department for details.
HIST 498 Directed Research Fall and Spring Completion of Independent Study documentation. Consult department for details.
POLI 498 Directed Research Fall and Spring Completion of Independent Study documentation. Consult department for details.
PSYC 498 Directed Research Fall and Spring Completion of Independent Study documentation. Consult department for details.

Recommended Courses for the High Sierra Semester

A total of 8 units of honors courses may be taken per semester in the High Sierra Semester.

Course IDTitleSemester OfferedPrerequisites/Notes
HUM 221H/321H Humanities Seminar I: Great Works Fall and Spring Meets the General Education core requirement in Heritage and Institutions: History and Political Science component
HUM 222H Humanities Seminar II: Literary Masterpieces Fall Meets the General Education core requirement in Language and Literature
HUM 224H/324H Humanities Seminar IV: Great Ideas Fall and Spring Meets the General Education core requirement in Philosophy