Jesup Scott Honors College

Honors Curricular Requirements

Jesup Scott Honors College students are subject to specific course requirements designed to deepen the educational experience in their major and offer a shared exposure to an interdisciplinary humanities/social science core emphasizing community engagement and critical thinking skills. The required sequence of these courses a student should observe is determined by their degree-granting college in which they are enrolled and the student's preferred track - either the "Blue track" or the "Gold track."

Any questions about your Honors requirements to graduate can be directed to the Asst. Dir. of Student Services for the JSHC, Josh Martin, at joshua.martin2@utoledo.edu.

Earning the Honors Medallion

Honors students will have the option of choosing between the BLUE track and the GOLD track. Both tracks ultimately require 27 Honors credit hours. However, whereas the BLUE track (detailed below) requires only three Honors core classes, the Gold track requires five. Ultimately, the difference between the two tracks is how many of the 27 Honors credit hours come from HON courses (i.e., 9 or 15) as opposed to from major/elective courses. The BLUE track is designed with pre-professional majors in mind, who may have less flexibility in their curriculum. Any student can opt into the GOLD track by following the second table below while also satisfying the BLUE requirements for that degree-granting college.

A&L: College of Arts & Letters  |  BUS: College of Business and Innovation  |  ENG: College of Engineering  |
HHS: College of Health and Human Services  |  JHCOE: Judith Herb College of Education  |  NSM: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics  |  NURS: College of Nursing  |  PHM: College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences  |  UC:  University College

 

Honors Curriculum - BLUE TRACK

 

A&L

BUS

ENG

HHS

JHCOE

NSM

NUR

PHM

UC

Ideas and Society (HON 1010) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Innovation and Society (HON 1020) Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Multicultural Courses1 Choose One Need 2010 Need 2010 Need 2010 Need 2010 Choose One Need 2010 Need 2010 Choose One
Upper-level Courses2 Choose One Need 3010 Need 3010 Need 3010 Need 3010 Choose One Choose One Need 3010 Choose One
Total Honors Hours 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27
Thesis or Capstone Project Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Minimum Cumulative GPA 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3
Additional Requirements by College/Dept. Yes (Dept. Hon.) Yes (Dept. Hon.) Yes Yes No Yes (Dept. Hon.) Yes No No

1 HON 2010 (Multicultural Toledo), HON 2020 (Multi. Lit.: The North American Experience), and HON 2030 (Multi. Lit.: The Non-European World)
2 HON 3010 (Community Engagement) as well as HON 4950 (Fall Honors Seminars) &
HON 4960 (Spring Honors Seminars)


Honors Curriculum - GOLD TRACK

 

A&L

BUS

ENG

HHS

JHCOE

NSM

NUR

PHM

UC

Ideas and Society (HON 1010) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Innovation and Society (HON 1020) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multicultural Courses1 Choose One Need 2010 Need 2010 Need 2010 Need 2010 Choose One Need 2010 Need 2010 Choose One
Upper-level Courses2 Choose Any Two 3010 & Seminar 3010 & Seminar 3010 & Seminar 3010 & Seminar Choose Any Two Choose Any Two 3010 & Seminar Choose Any Two
Total Honors Hours 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27
Thesis or Capstone Project Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Minimum Cumulative GPA 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3
Additional Requirements by College/Dept. Yes (Dept. Hon.) Yes (Dept. Hon.) Yes Yes No Yes (Dept. Hon.) Yes No No

1 HON 2010 (Multicultural Toledo), HON 2020 (Multi. Lit.: The North American Experience), and HON 2030 (Multi. Lit.: The Non-European World)
2 HON 3010 (Community Engagement) as well as HON 4950 (Fall Honors Seminars) & HON 4960 (Spring Honors Seminars)


"Old" Honors Curriculum

Student who enrolled at UToledo before the Fall 2018 semester are (largely) subject to the "old curriculum" represented here. The relevant column therein is set by the student's degree-granting college (as the student shifts majors at UToledo, the relevant column will also change). Students who enrolled at UToledo for the Fall 2018 semester or after are subject to either track of the "new curriculum" detailed above.

Last Updated: 9/9/21