Honors Option Authorization

Department

Department Code

Authorized Courses

Guidelines

Accounting and Information Systems

ACC, ITM

All courses except for ACC 250

1. An Honors Option is available at professor's discretion. Because of other commitments, a faculty member may not be able to offer the option.2. Honors Options will not be offered in courses taught by graduate assistants unless the H-Option supervision is provided by a faculty member. Faculty here is defined as Board-appointed faculty and those designated as Professors of Practice in our Department.3. To receive Honors Option credit, a student must earn a grade of 3.0 or higher in the regular course and a 3.0 or higher on the additional Honors Option work.4. An Honors Option is not independent study and does not substitute for a regular course.

Advertising, Public Relations, and Retailing

ADV, RET

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Aerospace Studies

AS

Only AS 321, 322, 421, 422

Honors Option available at instructors' discretion. Because of other commitments, a faculty member may not be able to offer the option. Students with Honors College membership or 3.5 CUM GPA are eligible. Others must be recommended by the academic adviser and the instructor will decide on eligibility.

African American and African Studies

AAAS

Only AAAS 100, 300, 390, 495

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean

ANR

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Animal Science

ANS

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Anthropology

ANP

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Applied Engineering Sciences

AESC

Only AESC 210, 310

This department follows the University Policy for the Honors Option.  In general, the Honors Option designation will be given only to students who have done a significant project (research paper, a major extension of course material, etc.) that is in addition to the regular requirements in the specific course. Completion of extra homework problems does not meet the high standards for Honors Option designation expected by this department.

Art, Art History, and Design

ATD, HA, STA

ATD at the 200-level or above, all HA, STA 112, STA 201, and all STA at the 300-level or above

1. An Honors Option agreement must be completed and signed by both student and instructor, and a copy of the agreement must be turned into the Department office by the end of the first week of the semester.2. Graduate student instructors are not permitted to offer the Honors Options in their courses.

Arts and Letters Dean

AL, AMS, GSAH, HED

All courses except for internships (AL 493A, 493B, 493C)

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

BMB

All courses except for BMB 100, 101, 200

Students must earn a 3.0 or greater in a course in order to be eligible for Honors Option credit. Students may not earn Honors Option credit for tutoring/help room consultations.

Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics

BLD

All courses except for BLD 121, 204, 424L, 430L, 435L, 452L, at the discretition of the instructor

The student must perform satisfactorily (at least at the 3.0 level) in the regular work in the class to receive the Honors Option.

Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Sciences

AE, ATM, BE

All courses

This department follows the University Policy for the Honors Option.  In general, the Honors Option designation will be given only to students who have done a significant project (research paper, a major extension of course material, etc.) that is in addition to the regular requirements in the specific course. Completion of extra homework problems does not meet the high standards for Honors Option designation expected by this department.

Business

BUS

Only BUS 190, 230, 231, and 491

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

CHE, MSE

All Courses

This department follows the University Policy for the Honors Option.  In general, the Honors Option designation will be given only to students who have done a significant project (research paper, a major extension of course material, etc.) that is in addition to the regular requirements in the specific course. Completion of extra homework problems does not meet the high standards for Honors Option designation expected by this department.

Chemistry

CEM

All 200-, 300-, and 400-level courses

Honors Options will not be offered by graduate student instructors unless the Honors Option is supervised by faculty or academic staff. Students must earn a 3.0 or greater in a course in order to be eligible for Honors Option credit. Students may not earn Honors Option credit for tutoring/help room consultations.

Chicano/Latino Studies

CLS

Only CLS 201, 490, and 493

Students must earn a 3.5 or greater in a course in order to be eligible for Honors Option credit.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

CE, ENE

All courses

Honors Options will not be offered by graduate student instructors unless the Honors Option is supervised by faculty.

This department follows the University Policy for the Honors Options. In general, the Honors Option designation will be given only to students who have done a significant project (research paper, a major extension of course material, etc.) that is in addition to the regular requirements in the specific course. Completion of extra homework problems does not meet the high standards for Honors Option designation expected by this department.

Communication

COM

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Communication Arts and Sciences Dean

CAS

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Communicative Sciences and Disorders

CSD

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Community Sustainability

CSUS

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering

CMSE

Only CMSE 201, 202, 401, 402, 491, 499

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Computer Science and Engineering

CSE

All courses

In general, the Honors Option designation will be given only to students who earn a 3.5 or 4.0 in the course under the same criteria applied to all other students in the course and who have done a significant project (research paper, a major extension of course material, etc.) that is in addition to the regular requirements in the specific course. Completion of extra homework problems does not meet the high standards for Honors Option designation expected by this department.

Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education

CEP

Only CEP 150, 240, 301, 416, 441A, 441B, 442A, 442B, 444, 445, 449, 451 and 452

1. Students must earn 3.0 or better in the course.

2. Honors Options not to be offered in courses taught by graduate assistants unless supervision is provided by a regular faculty member.

Criminal Justice

CJ

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Economics

EC

All except EC 201, 202, 301, 302 and 340

Honors Options will not be offered by graduate student instructors.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE

All courses

Contact instructor during first two weeks of semester for specific requirements. Plans for Honors Options in courses taught by graduate student instructors must be approved by the supervising faculty member in advance.

This department follows the University Policy for the Honors Options. In general, the Honors Option designation will be given only to students who have done a significant project (research paper, a major extension of course material, etc.) that is in addition to the regular requirements in the specific course. Completion of extra homework problems does not meet the high standards for Honors Option designation expected by this department.

Engineering Dean

EGR

All courses

This department follows the University Policy for the Honors Option.  In general, the Honors Option designation will be given only to students who have done a significant project (research paper, a major extension of course material, etc.) that is in addition to the regular requirements in the specific course. Completion of extra homework problems does not meet the high standards for Honors Option designation expected by this department.

English

ENG

All courses numbered 210 and above (except for ENG 232)

1. Only regular faculty members may offer Honors Option work in English.2. Although a teacher may require that plans for Honors Option work be prepared in the first week of a term, a teacher may allow a student to make plans for the Honors Option later than the first week of the term [but no later than mid-term]3. A minimum course grade of 3.0 is required in addition to satisfactory completion of the Honors Option project to receive the Honors Option designation.

Entomology

ENT

All courses

Students must earn a 3.0 or greater in a course in order to be eligible for Honors Option credit. Students may not earn Honors Option credit for tutoring/help room consultations.

Environmental Economics and Management

ABM, EEM, EEP, FIM

All courses

Honors Option available at instructors' discretion. Because of other commitments, a faculty member may not be able to offer the option. Students with Honors College membership or 3.5 GPA are eligible. Others must be recommended by the academic adviser and the instructor will decide on eligibility.

Epidemiology

EPI

Only EPI 200, 280, 290, 380, 390, and 490

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Film Studies

FLM

All courses numbered 210 and above

1. Only regular faculty members may offer H-Option work in Film Studies2. Although a teacher may require that plans for Honors Option work be prepared in the first week of a term, a teacher may allow a student to make plans for the Honors Option later than the first week of the term [but no later than mid-term].3. A minimum course grade of 3.0 is required in addition to satisfactory completion of the Honors Option project to receive the Honors Option designation.

Finance

FI, GBL

All courses except GBL 295 (where a corresponding Honors course exists)

1. An honors Option is available at the professor's discretion. Because of other commitments, a professor may decline to offer the Honors Option.2. Honors Options will not be offered in courses taught by graduate assistants unless the H-option supervision is provided by a faculty member. Faculty here is defined as regular (tenure-stream) and fixed-term faculty appointed in the department.

3. To receive an Honors Option, a student must earn a grade of 3.5 or higher in the course to which the H-option is attached.4. The requirements of the Honors Option must be acceptable to both the student and the professor. A typical Honors Option might require a 15-20 page research paper, although other projects requiring a commensurate amount of study and reflection are possible. Recent examples of non-traditional Honors Options within the department include participation in a book club (with readings, note preparations, and discussions with other Honors students and the professor) and in a lecture series of prominent speakers from industry.

Fisheries and Wildlife

FW

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Food Science and Human Nutrition

FSC, HNF

All courses

Students must earn a 3.0 or greater in a course in order to be eligible for Honors Option credit. Students may not earn Honors Option credit for tutoring/help room consultations.

Forestry

FOR

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

French, Classics and Italian

CLA, FRN, GRK, ITL, LTN, ROM

All courses except 1st- and 2nd-year language courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Geography

GEO

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Geological Sciences

GLG

All courses

Students must earn a 3.0 or greater in a course in order to be eligible for Honors Option credit. Students may not earn Honors Option credit for tutoring/help room consultations.

Graphic Design

GD

The following are authorized: 200, and all 300 and 400 level

This department is folliwng the University Policy for the Honors Options.

History

HST

All courses

Students must earn 3.5 or better in course.

Horticulture

HRT

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Hospitality Business

HB

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Human Development and Family Studies & Child Development

HDFS (formerly FCE)

All courses except 320L, 321L, 424, 490 (which has an Honors version), 493

1. Honors Option is available at professor's discretion. Because of other commitments, a faculty member may not be able to offer the option.2. To receive Honors Option credit, a student must earn a grade of 3.0 or higher in the course.

Human Medicine

HM

HM 101

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Human Resources & Labor Relations

HRLR

HRLR 211

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Integrative Studies - General Science

ISB, ISP

All courses

Students must earn a 3.0 or greater in a course in order to be eligible for Honors Option credit. Students may not earn Honors Option credit for tutoring/help room consultations.

Integrative Studies - Social Science

ISS

All sections eligible pending written approval by Director

1. Honors Option is available at professor's discretion. Student must contact instructor during first two weeks of semester for specific requirements. Honors Options are limited to Fall and Spring semesters.

2. Instructor must contact the CIS Director by the end of the third week of the semester to register the Honors Option requirements and confirm authorization.

3. Student must earn at least a 3.0 grade in the course to receive credit for the Honors Option.

Integrative Studies in Arts and Humanities

IAH

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

James Madison College

MC

All courses except MC 299, 399, 400, 401

Students may exercise an Honors Option if they are members of the Honors College or have a cumulative GPA of 3.5. Students who do not meet either of these requirements but would like to exercise an Honors Option may do so if they persuade the instructor that they have a special competence or interest in the subject matter of the course and Honors Option. In order to earn Honors credit, students must complete all requirements for the Honors Option satisfactorily and earn 3.5 or better in the course.

Journalism

JRN

All courses except those taught by graduate teaching assistants and by part-time, temporary faculty.

Required that student and instructor sign a written contract authorizing the requirements to fulfill the Honors Option in the course.

Kinesiology

KIN

Only KIN 216, 250, 310, 320, 330, 345, 355, 360, 365, 371, 421, 425, 426, 445, and 465

1. Students must earn 3.0 or better in the course.

2. Honors Options not to be offered in courses taught by graduate assistants unless supervision is provided by a regular faculty member.

Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian & African Languages

AFR, ARB, ASN, CHS, ESL, GRM, HEB, JPN, KOR, LIN, LL, LLT, RUS

All courses except 1st- and 2nd-year language and composition courses

Honors Option Agreement must be completed and approved by midterm of semester. A 3.0 or better in course is also required. Honors Options permitted in courses taught by graduate student instructors, if faculty supervisor oversees the Honors Option.

Lyman Briggs College

LB

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Management

MGT

Only courses in which faculty concurs Honors Option is appropriate

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Marketing

MKT

All courses except MKT 293, 313, 327

1. Honors College students must be in good standing.

2. Achieve a 3.0 grade or better in the course excluding the additional work for the Honors Option.

Mathematics

MTH

Only 400-level courses and MTH 235, 309, 310, 314, 320, 340, 360, and 361

Students must earn a 3.0 or greater in a course in order to be eligible for Honors Option credit. Students may not earn Honors Option credit for tutoring/help room consultations.

Mechanical Engineering

ME

All courses except ME 481

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Media and Information

MI

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

MMG

All courses

1. Honors Option is available at an instructor's discretion. Because of other commitments, a faculty member may not be able to offer the option.

2. The Honors Option requirement will normally entail a significant project of superior quality (a research paper, a major extension of course material, etc.). This project is in addition to the regular requirements of the specific course.

3. At the instructor's behest, an Honors Option agreement may be drawn up and be signed by the student and the instructor.

4. The student must adhere to the timeline established for the project.

5. Students must earn a 3.0 or greater in a course in order to be eligible for Honors Option credit, but at the instructor's discretion, a course may require a higher minimum grade.

6. Students may not earn Honors Option credit for tutoring/help room consultations.

Military Science, Aerospace Studies

MS, AS

No courses authorized

 

Music

MUS

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Natural Science Dean

NSC, ISE, MTHE

Only NSC 390, 490, 491, 495, 499 and ISE 301, 320, 401, 420, and MTHE 430

Students must earn a 3.0 or greater in a course in order to be eligible for Honors Option credit. Students may not earn Honors Option credit for tutoring/help room consultations. Our ISE classes fall under the Center for Integrated Studies-General Science. Gabe Ording is the Director of the Center and Merle Heidemann is the Associate Director should you need additional approval.

Neuroscience

NEU

Only NEU 300, 301,302, 310, 311L, 341, 416, 420, 435, 440, 490, 492

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Nursing

NUR

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Packaging

PKG

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Pharmacology and Toxicology

PHM

Only PHM 321, 350, 351, 430, 431, 450, 454, 480

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Philosophy

PHL

All courses

A student wishing the H-designation should secure the instructor's permission to pursue an Honors Option as early as possible, certainly no later than the end of the first week of the semester. The student should fill out two copies of the "Request for an H-Option" form and have the instructor sign them. The H-designation shall be awarded only if the student completes both the regular work of the course and the additional work for the Honors Option at a level of quality of not less than 3.5.

Physics and Astronomy

AST, PHY

All courses except PHY 251, 252

Students must earn a 3.0 or greater in a course in order to be eligible for Honors Option credit. Students may not earn Honors Option credit for tutoring/help room consultations.

Physiology

PSL

All courses

Students must earn a 3.0 or greater in a course in order to be eligible for Honors Option credit. Students may not earn Honors Option credit for tutoring/help room consultations.

Planning, Design, and Construction

CMP, IDES, LA, UP

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Plant Biology

PLB

All courses

Students must earn a 3.0 or greater in a course in order to be eligible for Honors Option credit. Students may not earn Honors Option credit for tutoring/help room consultations.

Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences

PSM, CSS, PLP

All courses for PSM and CSS. PLP 405 and 407.

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Political Science

PLS

All courses

1. Student must earn 3.0 or better in the course.

2. Honors Options not to be offered in courses taught by graduate assistants unless supervision is provided by a regular faculty member.

Psychology

PSY

All courses except those graded on a P-N basis. (PSY 246, 247, 325, 371, 372, 480, 491)

To receive Honors Option credit a student must earn a grade of 3.0 or higher. A student who is not a member of the Honors College must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 to be permitted to attempt an Honors Option.

Radiology

ANTR

Only ANTR 440

1. The Honors designation is granted only if the student attains a 3.5 or higher course grade during the semester in which he/she is enrolled in ANTR 440.

2. The student does not have to be a member of the Honors College to participate.

3. An Honors Option Agreement must be signed by the student and supervising faculty member no later than 10 days after the first day of class.

4. The requirements detailed in the Honors Option Agreement must be completed no later than 7 days after the day of the regularly scheduled final exam in ANTR 440.

5. The Department of Anatomy reserves the right to annually review and modify the unit specific guidelines stated above.

Religious Studies

REL

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

RCAH

All RCAH courses are available for an Honors Option, at the discretion of the faculty member, with the exception of 292C, 391, 392 and 491

The Honors Option shall be awarded only if the student completes both the regular work of the course and the additional work for the Honors Option at a level of quality of not less than 3.5. The student should secure the instructor's permission to pursue an Honors Option as early as possible, but no later than the end of the fourth week of classes. The "Honors Option Agreement" or its equivalent must be completed and signed by the student, and endorsed by the faculty member; each should retain a copy of the agreement.

Social Science Dean

SSC

Only SSC 290, 490, 496, 499

SSC 290, 490, 496, and 499 are available as an Honors Option only with the prior written approval of the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs or the Director of Academic Student Affairs.

Social Work

SW

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Sociology

SOC

All courses except any class that has an Honors section; SOC 496, 497, and 498 are not eligible for H-Options.

Available to students who are members of the Honors College or have permission of the instructor. Arrangements must be made between each student and the instructor, preferably prior to the first day of the course. Credit for the Honors Option will be given only if the student earns at least a 3.0 grade in the course, under the same criteria applied to all other students in that course, and upon satisfactory completion of a significant independent project in addition to regular course requirements.

Spanish and Portuguese

PRT, SPN

All courses except 1st- and 2nd-year language courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Statistics and Probability

STT

All courses

Students must earn a 3.0 or greater in a course in order to be eligible for Honors Option credit. Students may not earn Honors Option credit for tutoring/help room consultations.

Supply Chain Management

SCM

All courses

1. Honors College students in good standing.

2. Achieve a 3.0 grade or better in the course excluding the additional work for the Honors Option.

Teacher Education

TE

All courses

1. Students must earn 3.0 or better in the course.

2. Honors Options not to be offered in courses taught by graduate assistants unless supervision is provided by a regular faculty member.

Theatre

DAN, THR

All courses except 290, 300, 300A, 300C, 490

1. An Honors Option is available at professor's discretion. Because of other commitments, a faculty member may not be able to offer the option.

2. Honors Options will not be offered in courses taught by graduate teaching assistants unless the H-Option supervision is provided by a faculty member.

3. To receive Honors Option credit, a student must earn a grade of 3.0 or higher in the regular course and a 3.0 or higher on the additional Honors Option work.

4. An Honors Option is not independent study and does not substitute for a regular course.

Veterinary Medicine Dean

VM

Only VM 130, 205, 250, 255, 275, 305

1. Student must earn 3.0 or better in the course

2. Graduate students instructors are not permitted to oversee Honors Options.

Women's Studies Program

WS

All courses except WS 493

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures

WRA

All courses

This department is following the University Policy for the Honors Options.

Zoology

BS, ZOL, IBIO

All courses except BS 110, 111, 111L, 161, 162, 171, 172

NOTE that as of 3/16/16, in Schedule of Courses all of our undergraduate courses are listed as IBIO.