Road to the Honors Medallion
Jesup Scott Honors College students enjoy an environment that is both challenging
and nurturing. Whether working on a research project with a faculty member, discussing
interdisciplinary topics in Honors seminars, or participating in Honors social events,
they are members of a community that is conducive to intellectual growth and discovery.
Earning the Honors Medallion
In order to graduate with the Honors College medallion, a student must:
- Complete a minimum of 33 semester hours of Honors courses.
- Earn a minimum UT cumulative GPA of 3.3.
- Complete an Honors thesis or capstone project.
- Complete any additional requirements for Honors set by the major department or degree-granting
Honors courses are of two kinds, those offered by the Honors College and those offered by various
departments and colleges. Of the 33 Honors credit hours required, 6 credit hours are
earned by taking HON 1010 and HON 1020 (a.k.a. Ideas, Innovation, and Society I and
II), which must be completed by all Honors College students. Depending upon the student’s
college and major, the remaining Honors hours will include some combination of the
a. HON 2020 (Multicultural Literatures: The North American Experience) and/or HON 2030 (Multicultural Literatures: The Non-European World) - many colleges require you to take at least one.
b. One or more of the Honors upper-division interdisciplinary seminars offered through the Honors College (HON 4950 and 4960)- many colleges require you to take at least one.
c. General education courses offered as a standalone or hybrid Honors section.
d. Honors courses offered in the student’s major as a standalone or hybrid section.
e. Non-Honors courses contracted with the course instructor by the student for Honors credit (using an Honors Learning Contract).
To remain in good standing in the Jesup Scott Honors College, Honors students must maintain the overall GPA established by the college of their major and make satisfactory progress toward fulfillment of the requirements for a degree featuring Honors notation.