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Honors College

Honors College Curriculum

All CSU Honors students must maintain active enrollment, participate in service projects, and complete coursework as described briefly below. For detailed expectations and policies, please refer to the current handbook (PDF).

Enrollment Requirements

Once admitted into the CSU Honors College, members must maintain a 3.40 cumulative GPA and show progress toward earning an honors diploma. Members with Honors Scholarships must be enrolled in a minimum of twelve semester hours per semester.

Curriculum Vitae Requirements

One of the goals of the CSU Honors College is to foster leadership development and civic engagement. Therefore, members are required to submit a curriculum vitae documenting their professional development. This is designed to help each member of the college to develop a well-rounded portfolio for graduate schools and careers. Information on how to create a curriculum vitae, along with examples and guidelines can be found on the Honors Community.

Curricular Requirements

Area Requirement
ITDS 1779H Scholarship Across the Disciplines 2 Credit Hours
Lower Division Honors Courses 3 Credit Hours
HONS 3555 Great Conversations 3 Credit Hours
One of the following Senior Capstone sequences:
HONS 4901: Senior Project Proposal & HONS 4902: Thesis and Oral Defense
HONS 4901: Senior Project Proposal & HONS 4912: The Alternative to the Thesis
3 Credit Hours
Personal Enrichment 10 Points
Academic Enhancement 10 Points
Research & Inquiry 10 Points

Lower division courses offered at the honors level may be taken by students who have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, if space is available. All honors seminars are restricted to those admitted to the Honors College and are limited to 18 students.

Honors Community

Introduction to the Point System

Navigating the Point System