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.  Students can download the forms from the links shown below, fill them out, and submit them to honors@kennesaw.edu. 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 end of the semester preceding the one in which the contracts will be fulfilled.

  • An honors contract enables you to add an honors element to an upper-division (3000 and 4000 series) non-honors course in your major.  Along with the instructor of the course, you will determine whether to add an additional assignment to the course or make an existing assignment significantly more challenging. Students must achieve a B or higher in the course to fulfill Honors Contract requirements. 

  • Internships may be completed for credit in the major with an honors element added, exclusively for honors credit, or for no credit. The following form is the appropriate one to use for credit in the major or no credit. To do an internship for honors credit, please follow the directions for an honors directed study.

  • 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).

  • Through a research assistance experience, you can earn honors credit by assisting an instructor in your major with research.  If you want to pursue this option, you will need to find an instructor to work with.

  • Through a teaching assistance experience, you can earn honors credit by assisting an instructor in your major with teaching.  If you want to pursue this option, you will need to find an instructor to work with.

  • Through a directed study, you can create a course of independent study to be completed under the supervision of an instructor in your major.

  • The links shown below take you to information about the honors capstone and the capstone proposal form.

  • The link shown below takes you to instructions for the portfolio due at the end of your senior year.

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