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Undergraduate Honors Program at NSU's Farquhar Honors College

Honors Program Requirements

To maintain good standing in the Honors Program, Honors students are required to:

  • actively work toward one of the Honors citations
  • actively participate in the program by taking Honors courses and participating in co-curricular Honors activities
  • maintain a cumulative NSU GPA of 3.5 or higher
    Academic progress is reviewed twice yearly, and students not meeting the criteria may be invited to petition to retain honors status.
  • complete all Honors coursework at NSU
    Strongly encouraged: complete Honors coursework in the first two years of enrollment
Domain Standard Consequence
Grades 3.5 (or higher) cumulative GPA
  • Honors Warning/ Probation/Suspension
  • Loss of Priority Registration
  • Loss of Honors Scholarship
Participation 3+ events/ workshops each semester
  • Honors Warning/Probation
HONR/ H Courses 6 Credits each year
  • Loss of Priority Registration
  • Loss of Honors Scholarship
Academic Integrity No report of misconduct
  • Honors Suspension

Honors Citations

Students may pursue one or both of the following citations.

General Citation in Honors

Those who successfully complete the following General Citation in Honors requirements receive a notation of this achievement on their NSU transcripts and a medallion at commencement.

  • achieve a cumulative NSU GPA of 3.5 or higher at the time of degree conferral
  • complete 15 credits of Honors coursework (Honors seminars and/or Honors-level courses)

Research Citation in Honors

Those who successfully complete the following Research Citation in Honors requirements receive a notation of this achievement on their NSU transcripts and a medallion at commencement.

  • complete 9 credits of Honors coursework, which must include at least 3 credits of HONR 4990 Independent Study
  • complete and successfully defend an approved Honors Thesis
  • achieve a cumulative NSU GPA of 3.5 or higher at the time of degree conferral

The Honors Thesis must be completed under the direction of a faculty member.

An Honors Thesis Proposal must be approved prior to starting research.

An Honors Thesis typically takes two academic years to complete.

See examples of completed Honors Theses.

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