University of California, Riverside

University Honors



Core Requirements & Courses


Honors, the place to make a difference

Year 1 Requirements:

  • Courses
    • FALL or WINTER: 1 Ignition Seminar (HNPG015)| 4 units
    • SPRING:  Motivation of a University Honors Student (HNPG001B) | 2 units
  • 3.00 cumulative GPA by end of 1st year
  • Be in a CNAS, CHASS, or BCOE Learning Community (some students may be exempt -- check with your Honors Counselor)
  • Meet with your designated Honors Counselor in fall quarter between weeks 2 -8. 
    Honors Counselors available for additional meetings all year, but you must meet with them in the specified quarter to fulfill the requirement. 
  • Attend an Ambassador Hangout in fall quarter between weeks 2-8. 
  • ALSO VIEW RECURRING REQUIREMENTS BELOW.

Year 2 (New & Continuing) Requirements:

  • Courses
    • FALL: HNPG002A | 2 units  (If you are graduating in 3 years or will be on leave fall quarter of your 3rd year, you would enroll in HNPG150 during the Fall as well - you would need to speak with your counselor to arrange this) 
    • SPRING: none, unless you are graduating in 3 years or will be on leave spring quarter of your 3rd year, then speak to your counselor immediately to see if enroll in HNPG151 is an appropriate alternative.
  • 3.25 cumulative GPA by end of 2nd year
  • Meet with your Honors Counselor in winter quarter between weeks 2 -8, UNLESS you are planning to graduate early, in which case you should meet with your Honors Counselor in fall quarter.
    Honors Counselors available for additional meetings all year, but you must meet with them in the specified quarter to fulfill the requirement.
  • ALSO VIEW RECURRING REQUIREMENTS BELOW

Year 3 (Continuing) Requirements:

  • Courses
    • FALL: HNPG150 | 2 units (unless you already took it in Winter 2017 as a 2nd year - this would be rare)
    • SPRING: HNPG151 | 2 units (unless you already took it in Spring 2017 as a 2nd year - this would be rare )
  • 3.40 cumulative GPA by end of 3rd year
  • Meet with your Honors Counselor in winter quarter between weeks 2 -8, UNLESS you are planning to graduate early, in which case you should meet with your Honors Counselor in fall quarter.
    Honors Counselors available for additional meetings all year, but you must meet with them in the specified quarter to fulfill the requirement.
  • ALSO VIEW RECURRING REQUIREMENTS BELOW

Year 3 (New & Transfer Students) Requirements:

  • Courses
    • FALL: HNPG150 | 2 units
    • SPRING: HNPG151 | 2 units 
  • 3.40 cumulative GPA by end of 3rd year
  • Meet with your Honors Counselor in fall quarter between weeks 2- 8
    Honors Counselors available for additional meetings all year, but you must meet with them in the specified quarter to fulfill the requirement.
  • New Transfers only: In addition to meeting with an Honors counselor in the Fall, please attend an Ambassador Hangout in Fall quarter between weeks 2-8. 
  • ALSO VIEW RECURRING REQUIREMENTS BELOW

Year 4 Requirements:

  • Courses
    • FALL: No courses; work on capstone
    • WINTER: No courses; majority of capstone should be completed
    • SPRING (week 6): Capstone submission & presentation
  • 3.40 cumulative GPA by end of 4th year
  • Meet with your Honors Counselor in fall quarter between weeks 2- 8.
    Honors Counselors available for additional meetings all year, but you must meet with them in the specified quarter to fulfill the requirement.
  • ALSO VIEW RECURRING REQUIREMENTS BELOW

Current 5th year students, or those in their 4th year considering a 5th year, should contact their Honors Counselor immediately to discuss requirements.

Recurring Requirements
  • Earn 5 Engagement Points by the end of EACH academic year. Students must earn 2 points in the Fall quarter, 2 points in the Winter quarter, and 1 point in the Spring quarter.  Even if you earn more than the minimum required amount per quarter, you are still required to earn the minimum amount for the subsequent quarter. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact your designated Honors Counselor. 
  • Submit an online Mandatory Quarterly Form EACH quarter by the Friday of Week 2 at 12:00pm (the form will be e-mailed to your UCR email account each quarter)
  • Complete any surveys sent out by Honors. 
  • 8 units of Honors electives any time before you graduate
    Only applicable for those students who joined Honors as 1st or 2nd year students and did not join Honors as 3rd year or transfer students. Students new to Honors in their 3rd or transfer year are still welcome to take Honors electives, but are not required to take a minimum amount.

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