Course Sequencing

The schedule below lays out the courses that you will take during each semester of the Honors College and the General Education (Gen-Ed) requirements each course fulfills. Some of the HC courses actually fulfill two Gen-Ed requirements—you earn only three credits for each—thus allowing Honors students room to take more upper-level courses in (and out of) their declared majors. Your advisor will help you decide which Gen-Ed classes would be best for you to replace with honors classes.


Freshman Year

Fall: HNRS2550 Western Intellectual Traditions I

This semester-long class, worth 3 credits each semester, fulfills these general education requirements:

  • HUMN1010 Cornerstone
  • Philosophy Elective

Spring: HNRS2560 Western Intellectual Traditions II

This semester-long class, worth 3 credits each semester, fulfills these general education requirements:

  • Non-US History Elective
  • ENGL1030 University Writing and Research

Sophomore Year

Fall: HNRS3550 Science and Science Fiction

This semester-long class, worth 3 credits, fulfills these general education requirements:

  • Natural Science Lecture Elective
  • Literature Elective

Spring: HNRS3560 Being Human

This semester-long class, worth 3 credits, fulfills these general education requirements:

  • Social Science Elective
  • Upper-Division Theology Elective

Junior Year

Fall: HNRS3570 Honors Thesis Research (0-3 credits)

Senior Year

Fall: HNRS4970 Honors Thesis (0-3 credits)