Future Honors Students
For students with superior academic abilities, the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences provides a comprehensive program of Honors Studies. Fulbright Honors students have a choice of two options in order to graduate with honors, College Honors Program and the Departmental Honors Program.
** All Fulbright Honors Students must complete and defend an original honors thesis/project.
The College Honors option is an interdisciplinary honors program designed for students with highest academic and artistic ambition. College Honors students will complete over one third of their undergraduate curriculum in honors courses, including a College Honor’s core, honors colloquia, and research hours. Incoming first-year students, especially those planning post-graduate education like medical school, law school, or graduate school, choose to participate in the College Honors Program.
This option emphasizes directed independent study within the department of the student. Departmental Honors students follow the Fulbright College core and must complete at least 12 hours of honors coursework in their undergraduate career. This option is designed for students who do not meet the initial requirements for Fulbright Honors and transfer students with more than 24 hours.