The Honors Option

The Honors Option is one way in which any MSU undergraduate student who is enrolled in non-Honors course can earn an Honors experience.

An Honors Option is more extensive or more advanced work than is required of all students in a regular course. University policy is that Honors Options must be supervised by a member of the MSU faculty. The Honors College defers to department chairs regarding procedures for faculty supervision of Honors Options in circumstances where the course is taught by someone other than a faculty member.


Submitting an Honors Option
With Agreement Form

  1. View Honors Option Authorizations
  2. Talk to the instructor about the scope of the project. 
  3. Submit an Honors Option Agreement Form early in the semester. Please note a description of the project is required.


Please note:

  • The Honors College does not accept H-options in:
  • Internships/ Field Work/Practicums or other experiential education courses (apart from EGR 392, EGR 493, and EGR 494)
  • Independent Studies
  • One credit and variable credit courses (apart from MUS courses)
  • Education Abroad – Direct Enroll; MSU faculty-led programs are permitted
  •  CR/NC and P/N courses if the department has a minimum course GPA requirement

Honors Option Flyer

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Student-Instructor Forms

Examples of Honors Options

A variety of activities may be used to satisfy the Honors Options. View some examples.