Jesup Scott Honors College

 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 Medallionmedallion

In order to graduate with the Honors College medallion, a student must:

- Complete a minimum of 27* semester hours of Honors courses built into your normal program of study.

- 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 college.


Honors courses
are of two kinds, those offered by the Honors College and those offered by various departments and colleges. Of the 27* Honors credit hours required, 3 credit hours are earned by taking HON 1010 (a.k.a. Ideas and Society), 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 following:

a. HON 1020 (Innovation and Society).

b. HON 2010 (Multicultural Toledo), HON 2020 (Multicultural Literatures: The North American Experience) and/or HON 2030 (Multicultural Literatures: The Non-European World) - all paths to the Honors medallion require you to take one or two of these.

c. HON 3010 (Community Engagement) and/or our upper-division courses interdisciplinary seminars in HON 4950 and HON 4960 - all paths to the Honors medallion require you to take one or two of these.

d. General education as well as major courses offered as a standalone or hybrid Honors section.

e. Non-Honors courses contracted with the course instructor by the student for Honors credit (using an Honors Learning Contract).

f. Honors credits earned through the student's capstone project or thesis work (as possible by the major).

To determine which of these courses you need to take, click here.


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.

* Current UT Honors students subject to the old Honors curriculum are required to complete 33 Honors credit hours and satisfy the required HON courses of their major per that curriculum.

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Last Updated: 8/3/18