Honors classes are designed to promote discussion, personalized study, in-depth research and writing, and close relationships with faculty and peers. Classes are capped at 25 students providing the opportunity for an engaging, challenging experience. Honors classes are offered throughout all programs and in every category of General Education. Students select the classes that appeal to them and fit their program of study.
After freshman year, students may enroll in Honors Scholars Seminars. These interdisciplinary courses, capped at 18 students each, encourage interdisciplinary perspectives and experience outside the classroom. Past seminars have covered current interest topics such as looking at the American presidency during the 2008 election or the Lincoln Era during the Lincoln Bicentennial. Alternatively, they can follow a theme, such as the environment or sustainability. These seminars can be used towards upper-level elective requirements in the Humanities, Social Sciences, or Natural Sciences, and many seminars count as WR courses.
Because admission to all University Honors classes requires permission from the University Honors Program, you must see an Honors advisor prior to registration to obtain permission. All advisors are available by appointment prior to the start of registration. Please see Honors Advising for information on scheduling an appointment with an advisor.
All Honors classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and the Honors Program does not over-enroll any of its courses. However, waiting lists are kept for all Honors courses, which are managed by the Honors advisors and staff. Students who wish to have their name added to the wait list for a closed Honors course must see an Honors advisor. If a space becomes available in the course, students are given two days to register for the course before their spot is relinquished to the next student on the list. Wait lists for Honors courses are separate from the wait lists managed through ULink.