Honors offers a variety of courses that offer an enriching opportunity for discussion and engagement with faculty and peers. Honors students will need to complete a specific course requirement to receive their honors distinction based on point of entry. To review your specific course requirements please review the requirements page.

Honors Courses

  • HNPG015

    Students engage in close discussion and learning with faculty and peers. Designed to ignite the mind by covering a variety of subjects from an interdisciplinary perspective.

  • RLST012H

    Honors specific course that can satisfy ethnic studies requirement (check with your academic advisor). Students will explore religious myths and rituals in depth.

  • HIST010H

    Honors specific course that can satisfy world history requirement (check with your academic advisor). Students will explore ancient history in depth.

  • HNPG002A

    Centers on civic engagement with students exploring timely issues in society and how to approach them from an interdisciplinary perspective.

  • HNPG150

    Structured with workshops aimed at giving students tools and resources to pursue their capstone project. Course serves as an “apprenticeship” for each student, in preparation for their capstone.

  • HNPG151

    This course is comprised of discussion groups organized by discipline. It is recommended that students enroll in a section that aligns most closely with their capstone content. Course will emphasize the process of discovery and how to respond to difficulties during the discovery process.

  • HNPH199H

    Effective F19, fourth year students (or students graduating early) will be required to enroll in 1 unit of HNPG199H during each of their final three quarters prior to graduation. The course is intended to document progress toward completion of faculty mentored capstone project. Course will be graded as “in progress”. Upon capstone completion a grade will be assigned to the course for each of the quarters. Non-completion of Honors capstone will result in the failure of each section.

  • Elective Courses

    Honors elective courses are Honors versions of pre-existing UCR courses (ex. SOC 001H vs. SOC 001). While in an Honors section students attend lecture with the UCR population enrolled in the course. Discussion section for the course will be strictly Honors and will be led by the faculty of record for the course instead of a teaching assistant. Discussion section enrollment is limited to 15-20 students providing a smaller class size. Students may find a listing of current elective offerings via Current Honors Course Offerings.

  • Contract Courses

    Can count toward elective course requirement. While taking an upper division course you may submit the requisite paperwork filled out by you and the faculty of record to enter into a contract that would award you Honors elective credit for the course if approved by the Faculty Director of University Honors.