Documents and Forms

Options for Earning Upper-Division Honors Credit

Honors students may choose from a variety of ways to earn upper-division honors credit related to their majors. Each option requires the submission of a proposal form appropriate for the type of course or experience.

  • Contract forms should be submitted at the beginning of the semester in which the contract work will be completed.
  • Internship and applied learning forms should be submitted before the project begins.
  • Research assistance, teaching assistance, and directed studies forms should be submitted at least two weeks before the start of the semester in which the contracts will be fulfilled.

*Several of the forms below require a signature which should be scanned and submitted to the Honors College. Free mobile scanning apps are available at no cost. A few options can be found here. 

  • Honors Contract Handout

    • Students may collaborate directly with an instructor to turn any course into an Honors Learning Experience.
    • Students can customize a project to further their understanding of the Foundations of Honors Learning.
    • Workshops are available through the Honors College to equip students with the skills and tools to develop, pursue, and fulfill meaningful Honors contracts.

    Contract Proposal Form

    • Students learn while they gain experience related to their majors by focusing on one of the Foundations of Honors Learning through a special project during an internship experience.

    Internship Proposal Form

    • An applied learning experience is a less formal way than an internship to acquire hands-on experience related to your major.  Some common types of applied learning include volunteering, shadowing a professional, and tutoring (in each case, the experience should be related to your major in a substantial way).

      Applied Learning Proposal Form
    • Students develop teaching and leadership skills and document evidence of their Honors learning while working as a Teaching Assistant with one of their professors.

      Teaching Assistant Proposal Form
    • Students develop a special course of study that is directed by a faculty member. They learn project management skills while activating deep learning in an area of study.

      Directed Study Instructions
  • Fall 2018 HON 4497 Syllabus

    You will submit a signature form showing your capstone faculty supervisor's and department/school liaison's approval at three points:

    Initial Checkpoint (September 7, 2018):

    Midterm Checkpoint (October 1, 2018):

    Submit draft (October 29, 2018) to faculty supervisor by email.

    Submit revised draft (November 9, 2018) to faculty supervisor and department/school liaison by email.

    Final Checkpoint (November 27, 2018):

  • Fall 2018 HON 4499 Syllabus

    You will submit information and a signature form showing your capstone faculty supervisor's and department/school liaison's approval at three points:

    Initial Checkpoint (September 7, 2018):

    Midterm Checkpoint (October 1, 2018):

    Submit draft (October 29, 2018) to faculty supervisor by email.

    Submit revised draft (November 9, 2018) to faculty supervisor and department/school liaison by email.

    Final Checkpoint (November 27, 2018):

    If you're an Honors student planning to graduate this semester, we'd love to hear your future plans. Please fill out the Honors Alumni form located here.

  • Support is available for presentation of Honors projects at professional conferences.
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