Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find general information about the Honors Program?

The University Honors Program staff can provide general information about the honors program procedures and policies. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Honors Program sets procedures for the LAS Honors Program, approves programs of study/degree programs and the Honors Project Proposals, and monitors student performance to meet GPA requirements.

Where is LAS Honors located?

This office, located in 102 Catt Hall, maintains all of your LAS Honors records. All LAS Honors forms should be submitted to Nancy Rosenquist, 121 Catt Hall. Emily L. Olson is the College liaison to the LAS Honors Committee.

How do I apply for membership?

Discuss the application process with a representative of the Honors Program in the Jischke Building. Discuss with Emily L. Olson how you would enhance your program of study/degree program to meet the LAS Honors requirements. Submit your application for membership to the University Honors Program in the Jischke Building.

What are the advantages of membership?

The University Honors Program lists the privileges that you would get as a member. Also, talk to the Honors Program staff about other advantages, such as the social aspects and access to some internship and job opportunities.

How do I start preparing my program of study?

Program of Study The process begins by clearly defining your career and educational goals. Your academic adviser can help you identify faculty, students, and professionals outside of the university to get information to form your career and educational goals. You can also look at information from professional societies or graduate and professional schools. Also talk to faculty in courses that you take who teach or perform research in areas of interest to you.

How do I develop my Honors Project?

Talk to faculty members who are doing work in areas that you have an interest. They may be faculty from whom you have taken a class. Look at the research interests of faculty. During your junior year you should select your research interest area, meet with potential project advisers, know the scope of your project, and begin background research on the subject. The Honors Project does not have to be in your major. Check the LAS Honors website for additional tips on the Honors Project process.

How do I make changes to my program of study?

If you make a substantial change in your program of study (change major, add/delete second major/degree, add/delete minor) contact Emily L. Olson (102 Catt Hall). You and your academic adviser are responsible for making your degree audit accurately reflect your Honors program of study. The degree audit, not the degree program you submitted is your graduation document.