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Program Requirements

To remain a member in good standing, an Honors College student must fulfill the following requirements:

  • University Requirements substitutions: Honors College members must use approved substitutions to complete University Integrative Studies (IAH, ISS, ISB, ISP, WRA) requirements, unless enrolled in an Integrative Studies Honors course or section. Visit the Honors College University Integrative Studies Substitution Summary page to learn more about completing an enriched program of study in general education.
  • Honors Experiences: Students must complete at least 3 Honors experiences by the end of the second Spring semester at MSU and at least 8 total Honors experiences by graduation. Honors experiences provide an opportunity for in-depth study of specific course topics/topics of interest. For students completing two degrees, a total of 10 Honors experiences is required for Honors College notation on both degrees. Visit the Honors Experiences page to learn more.
  • GPA: Establish a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 during the freshman year and maintain a GPA of at least 3.2 until graduation.

Student records will be reviewed regularly. Students who do not meet the above continuing membership requirements will face release from the Honors College.

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