Honors College Program

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below. The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, and learning outcomes: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/honors-college


Honors College freshmen and sophomores enroll in Level One:  Honors Foundations, a series of interdisciplinary courses and seminars.  The program continues with the Honors Minor in Transdisciplinary Concepts and Perspectives, culminating in an Honors College Capstone experience. 

This sequence satisfies most of the general education requirements (LEP) for a bachelor’s degree program, except for the Quantitative Reasoning requirement appropriate to their major and the Multilingual Communication requirement. It is imperative that Honors College students confer with an adviser in their major to determine if any additional Liberal Education Program requirement normally covered by the Honors College curriculum is required for their major.

Honors College students also enroll in Level Two: Honors Minor in Transdisciplinary Concepts and Perspectives.  The Honors Minor in Transdisciplinary Concepts and Perspectives creates a meaningful and intentional course of study leading to the completion of an Honors College capstone project. Students work with a faculty advisor to develop a program of advanced study across disciplines that will broaden their perspective and deepen their understanding of issues related to their capstone experience. 

Honors College students must also complete an academic major and all the requirements of that major. Students in the Honors College may select a major in any department and may be enrolled in any school or college of the University. Honors College students must complete the same requirements set by their major as would students not in the Honors College.


Students who complete only Level 1: Honors Foundations will receive credit for 2 W-courses, as well as 16-credits towards the LEP program. Students who complete only Level 2: Honors Minor in Transdisciplinary Concepts and Perspectives, do not receive LEP credit. All students who wish to graduate as an Honors College student must complete a minimum of 5 credits from Level 1 and must complete all requirements from Level 2.

Level 1: Honors Foundations Core Courses (16 credits)

Level 2: Honors Minor in Transdisciplinary Concepts and Perspectives (18 credits)