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Undergraduate Honors Program at NSU's Farquhar Honors College

Honors Program Requirements

To maintain good standing NSU's Undergraduate 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

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.

Students admitted to the Undergraduate Honors Program prior to the fall 2012 semester have distinct program retention and completion requirements. These Honors students should refer to the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog in effect the academic year they entered the Honors Program.

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