Graduation Requirements

Note: We are excited about the pending revisions that are planned for Honors requirements. Based on the timing of final approval, the changes may take effect for students who enter UConn in Fall 2018 or later. Please check back in early-2018 for more information.


Minimum requirements for graduating as an Honors Scholar for students following the 2012-2013 Catalog or later, and graduating in December 2015 or later:

Honors Credits

(At least 15 Honors credits required)

    – Honors in the Major (at least 12 Honors credits are required as follows):

  • 2000-level or above
  • At least 3 credits toward supervised Honors thesis/project;
  • Earned in the major or related as approved by the departmental Honors advisor
  • Completion of additional or specific departmental Honors requirements, if applicable
  • Credits used toward Sophomore Honors may not overlap with the Honors in the Major requirements
  • May not include ENGL 2011

    -Three (3) additional Honors credits earned at any level.

  • These three additional Honors credits may have been used toward Sophomore Honors.

Honors Breadth and Depth

(May be taken within above 15 Honors credits)

  • Completion of at least 3 Honors credits (of the 15) in an “Honors graded” or graduate course:
    May not be an Honors conversion, independent study work, or the Honors thesis
  • Honors credits must be taken in at least two subject areas as indicated by course subject code (i.e. HIST, ENGL, PNB, etc.) with at least three credits in two subject areas

GPA and Grade Requirements

  • Courses must be graded (no P/F and no S/U) with a B- or above to be eligible for Honors credits
  • Earn a cumulative degree GPA of at least a 3.40
  • Meet the departmental Honors GPA requirement (in the major or overall), if applicable

Thesis Submission