More than One Major

It is not uncommon for an Honors student to complete more than one undergraduate major while at UConn. Some students complete up to three. Generally, if you pursue more than one undergraduate major, you will complete just one for Honors in the Major. However, some ambitious students choose to do the additional work required to satisfy the Honors graduation requirements in more than one major. So, if you are game, it is a possibility!

Completing Honors in the Major (One Honors major)

If you plan to graduate with more than one major, you must specify on your Preliminary Plan of Study and Final Plan of Study forms in which of your majors you will complete the requirements for graduation as an Honors Scholar.

Completing Honors in the Major (More than one Honors major)

If you choose to complete Honors in the Major work in more than one major, you must fulfill all Honors coursework and thesis/project requirements in each major and complete a separate Honors Final Plan of Study form for each major.

It is important to note that your Honors credits in each Honors in the Major plan may not overlap. Each Honors in the Major plan must show separate courses. (However, the three additional Honors credits and the Honors Breadth and Depth requirements needed for Honors Scholar graduation, may overlap between the two majors.)

Generally, students with multiple Honors majors complete a separate thesis/project for each major.

Special circumstances for the Honors thesis/project

With permission from your Honors advisors in each of your Honors majors, you may be allowed to complete just one thesis/project to serve as your Honors thesis for your multiple majors.

If this applies to you—with permission from all of your Honors advisors—you will complete just one course resulting in an Honors thesis/project, and you will list that course on just one of your Honors Final Plan of Study forms. The single thesis/project must be approved on submission by your Honors advisors from each major in which you plan to be recognized as an Honors Scholar (either with separate forms or a single form that includes signatures from all advisors involved).

If you plan to earn Honors in more than one major and complete only one thesis (and one thesis course), you will be expected to earn additional Honors credits in the “other” major(s) to fulfill Honors credit requirements for each Honors major.

Don’t forget that you will still need to complete three additional Honors credits in addition to the Honors in the Major credits in order to graduate as an Honors Scholar.  The additional Honors credits and the Honors Breadth and Depth requirements may overlap between the two majors as part of the Honors Scholar graduation requirements.