Graduation Requirements

The Honors experience provides an enriched undergraduate program focusing on in-depth Honors work in their major, a broader exposure across the disciplines, and co-curricular opportunities that promote student development. Engagement in this full experience is recognized at graduation.

Old: Entry to UConn prior to Fall 2018

Graduation as an Honors Scholar requires in-depth Honors work in your major (or related), an approved thesis, and meeting requirements for breadth, depth, and minimum GPA.

New: Entry to UConn in Fall 2018 or later

There are two graduation awards, which you may work towards simultaneously.

Honors Scholar in the Major represents in-depth study in your field. It requires Honors work in your major (or related), an approved thesis, engagement in your major field outside of the classroom, and a minimum GPA. This 15-credit award is designed to be completed in approximately 2 years.

University Honors Laureate is designed to encompass a 3 or 4 year Honors experience. It requires the completion of the Honors Scholar in the Major award plus an additional 15 Honors credits, a breadth of study across all 30 Honors credits, and additional co-curricular experiences.

Students who enter Honors as first- or second-year students are put on the path to earn both awards, while students who enter Honors in their third year will likely concentrate on Honors Scholar in the Major.