(2 courses, 8 credits): 1120/1121 or equivalent.
Interdisciplinary Critical Inquiry
(3 courses, 5-9 credits): Each course that satisfies the Critical Inquiry requirement must be team taught by faculty from different disciplines. Courses may be 1 or 3 credits but at least one of the courses must be 3 credits. Courses may be at any level, 1000-4000. Team-taught courses used to satisfy the critical inquiry seminar may not be used to satisfy other Core requirements but may satisfy the International and Environmental Study requirement or be used towards concentration requirements.
(minimum 3 credits) or Study Abroad
(minimum 5 weeks and 3 credits).
International and Environmental Studies
(2 courses, 1 in each area; 2-6 credits): Courses used to satisfy this requirement may also be used to satisfy Core requirements.
(2 courses, 6 credits): Students must take two additional courses in two distinct disciplines, one within the humanities and one within the social sciences. Students are encouraged to take courses designed to satisfy the SBA, CIV, Literature, or Arts requirements in fulfilling this requirement, but any Honors College course within the humanities or social sciences may be used so long as it is not used to satisfy other Core requirements. Distribution electives may not be counted towards a primary concentration.
Additional University graduation requirements must be fulfilled. These are available online. Honors College students do not need to fulfill the 'Intellectual Foundations Program' requirement as they fulfill the Honors College Core requirement instead.
SLS requirement: For students entering prior to Fall 2009, a 1 credit SLS course.
2 courses, 2 credits.
120-credits to graduate.
Concentration: Minimum "C" grade in a course to count that course for a concentration (effective starting with students entering Fall 2005).
Minimum G.P.A. requirement: Presently 2.0 for FAU. Freshmen who have a g.p.a. below 2.0 are on freshmen warning; a consecutive semester below 2.0 places them on probation; a third consecutive semester below 2.0 requires suspension. For all other students, a semester below 2.0 places them on probation, and a second consecutive semester below 2.0 requires suspension.
Non-Honors College courses: No more than 15% of the credits taken to satisfy the 120-credit requirement, less AP, IB, and transfer credits, may be taken outside the Honors College without permission of the Dean. These courses can count toward the 120-credit requirement for graduation only upon petition. Students must show that the course they are taking elsewhere is not offered at the Honors College or if offered, that they were unable to take it due to scheduling conflicts. Click here for further information.
COURSE LOAD: Full-time undergraduate students are those who are registered for 12 or more credits in the Fall or Spring terms. In the Summer term full-time is 6 credits or more in each of A, B, or C term. Students who drop courses during a semester and fall below these levels will be considered part-time and they may be risking scholarships, housing, and athletic eligibility.