The Honors Apogee Experience Details

The Honors Apogee Experience offers Honors students the choice of completing the Thesis/Project Option or the Seminar Option. The Seminar Option requires the completion of two 3-hour 3000-level Honors Seminars. The Thesis/Project Option may be intra-disciplinary or interdisciplinary. It may be a traditional Honors thesis or a conference style presentation, a portfolio, a performance, approved service learning project, a project based on a substantial study abroad experience, or an identifiable part of a team (senior design) project. Students selecting the Thesis/Project Option are required to complete 6 hours of Special Topics/Reading/Thesis/Project/Contract courses under the direction of a faculty member in the student’s major and write a thesis or give a podium presentation. Completing an undergraduate thesis is a significant achievement that is noted by admission committees for graduate and professional schools.

Thesis/Project Option.
Honors students must:

  1. Maintain an unadjusted 3.2 overall grade point average
  2. Complete at least 3 hours in the Honors Special Topics/Thesis/Readings/ Contract course
  3. Complete at least 3 hours in the Honors Thesis/Project course.

Seminar Option.
Honors students must:

  1. Maintain an unadjusted 3.2 overall grade point average
  2. Complete at least 6 hours in the 3000-level Honors Seminars.

Students should visit the Honors Office to fill out a plan of study for the Apogee Experience early in the junior year, even if the Honors College Courses are not completed. It is not unusual for students to be working on both areas at the same time, especially for majors whose curricula delay core courses until the junior or senior year.




Last Updated: April 17, 2014