Honors Classes

What Honors Classes are being offered?

You can look for Honor Courses in the Browsable Course Schedule by selecting the semester you're interested in and then lo​oking for "Honors and Honors Options" under the "Special Terms and Topics" menu in the right column of the page.

How are Honors classes different from regular classes?

You can expect your Honors class to have fewer students than a non-Honors section of the same course, which facilitates increased interaction between students and between the professor and students.

Honors classes also incorporate a variety of learning experiences that emphasize critical thinking skills through collaborative learning, development of research skills, growth of personal leadership skills, and advanced of communication skills, both oral and written.

Therefore, you should be prepared to talk more, listen more, read more, and write more. Through these increased interactions, you can expect to experience more engagement with the topics, gain a deeper understanding of the material, and practice discussing and thinking critically about new information and ideas.

Are Honors classes harder? Will my GPA be affected by taking them?

Although you will be expected to work hard, Honors classes are not necessarily more difficult than regular classes. In fact, Honors students report that their Honors courses are more enjoyable than regular classes. In Honors courses, students are surrounded by like-minded, high-achieving students, increasing the performance and enjoyment of everyone.