Honors in the Major Programs
 Frequently Asked Questions

What is Honors in the Major?
Honors in the Major Programs is open to all qualified upper-division students. These honors programs are offered in select departments within each of the colleges, and are designed to help students to discover the wonders of their discipline by working with faculty members on a research, creative or scholarly project.

What are the requirements to stay in the Program?

    1) Students must maintain an overall 3.2 GPA and a 3.5 GPA in the major.
    2) Students must complete all field distribution requirements of the respective major.
    3) Students must abide by the Code of Academic Integrity.
    4) Students may be placed on probation in the Honors in the Major Program for one semester if overall GPA and/or major GPA is not maintained; if required minimum GPA and/or major GPA is not reestablished after the probationary semester, the student will be dismissed from the program.

What does the Honors in the Major Programs have to offer?
The Honors in the Major Programs offers outstanding students the option to explore an expanded view of their future profession and the broader social context of their work. The specific purposes of the Honors in the Major are:

  • To attract undergraduate students of high ability and commitment to special education and related professions;
  • To prepare undergraduates seeking a Bachelor’s degree with the scholarly and practical experiences which will help them expand the traditional teaching roles required of graduates;
  • To provide additional opportunities to learn for undergraduate students (e.g. through enhanced experiences outside of course work and an honors seminar);
  • To form mentorships between experienced faculty and future educators; and
  • To foster the development of future educators with experience in the development and implementation of interventions for children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities.

 Last Modified 11/8/16