Honors Options

One way that Academic Scholars can enhance their academic experience is to complete an Honors Option (H-Option) in a non-Honors course.  H-Options are available in most departments and involve a project which relates to the course material and is completed in addition to the normally required coursework.  The H-Option project is formulated in consultation with the course instructor, usually during the first week of class.  Some common H-Options include writing research papers, conducting laboratory research, making class presentations, or additional seminars for groups of H-Option students.

The quality of an H-Option project does not affect the grade assigned for a course; however, in some cases a minimum grade must be earned in a course before the Honors credit associated with the H-Option will be awarded.  For details on H-Option availability and guidelines, see Honors Option Authorization and Honors Option Guidelines.