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University Honors Requirements

University Honors students are required to complete a specific set of requirements in order to complete the program and earn University Honors distinction. These requirements vary based on point of entry into the program. To view the specific requirements for each year, please select the appropriate tab below. University Honors students are required to meet with their assigned Honors Counselor, as directed. It is advisable to schedule the appointment early in the quarter, as counseling availability may be limited. The Student Advising Appointment System (SAAS) should be used to check Honors Counselor availability and to schedule an appointment. To petition a University Honors requirement, please refer to the petition table and key appearing below and contact the applicable Honors Counselor to gain access to the petition form. All petition deadlines will be enforced. Petitions that do not meet specified deadlines will be denied.

Requirements breakdown is based on a 4 year plan. If graduating off cycle contact your designated Honors counselor immediately.

Year 1 Requirements:
  • Courses
    • FALL: ONLY ONE Ignition Seminar (HNPG016, HNPG017, or HNPG018) | 4 units | LG
    • WINTER: (RLST012H or ETST012H) | 4 units | LG
    • SPRING: (HIST010H) | 4 units | LG
  • Attend an Ambassador Hangout in fall quarter between weeks 1-7.
  • ALSO VIEW RECURRING REQUIREMENTS BELOW.

*First year students should have passed ENGL001B by fall of their second year.*

Year 2 (New & Continuing Requirements):
  • Courses
    • FALL: HNPG002W | 4 units | LG; ENGL007 | 0.5 units | S/NC
    • WINTER: none, unless you are graduating in 3 years or will be on leave at any time of your 3rd year, then speak to your counselor immediately to see if enrollment in HNPG150 is appropriate.
    • SPRING: none, unless you are graduating in 3 years or will be on leave at any time of your 3rd year, then speak to your counselor immediately to see if enrollment in HNPG199H is appropriate.
  • New 2nd years are required to meet with their Honors Counselor in fall quarter between weeks 1-7.
  • Continuing 2nd years are required to meet with their Honors Counselor in winter quarter between weeks 1-7.
  • ALSO VIEW RECURRING REQUIREMENTS BELOW.
Year 3 (Continuing) Requirements:
  • Courses
    • FALL: Complete EQ-101 module
    • WINTER: HNPG150 | 4 units I LG 
    • SPRING: HNPG199H | 1 unit I LG
  • Meet with your Honors Counselor in winter quarter between weeks 1-7. 
  • Emotional Quotient: EQ-101 is an online Blackboard module that Honors will automatically enroll you in during Fall quarter. Additional instructions will be sent via e-mail.
  • ALSO VIEW RECURRING REQUIREMENTS BELOW.
Year 3 (New & Transfer Students) Requirements:
  • Courses
    • FALL: Complete EQ-101 module
    • WINTER: HNPG150 | 4 units | LG
    • SPRING: HNPG199H | 1 unit | LG
  • Both new & transfer 3rd year students are required to meet with your Honors Counselor in fall quarter between weeks 1-7.
  • Emotional Quotient: EQ-101 is an online Blackboard module that Honors will automatically enroll you in during Fall quarter. Additional instructions will be sent via e-mail.
  • ALSO VIEW RECURRING REQUIREMENTS BELOW.

 

Year 4 Requirements:
  • Courses
    • FALL: HNPG199H | 1 unit | LG; work on capstone
    • WINTER: HNPG199H | 1 unit | LG; majority of capstone should be completed
    • SPRING: HNPG199H | 1 unit | LG; (week 6): Capstone submission & presentation
  • Meet with your Honors Counselor in fall quarter between weeks 1-7.
  • ALSO VIEW RECURRING REQUIREMENTS BELOW.

 

Recurring Requirements

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.25, or above, at the end of every spring quarter.
  • Submit a mandatory, online survey in winter quarter. (The form will be e-mailed to your UCR email account.) Students who do not complete this survey will have a hold placed on their spring quarter registration.
  • Complete all other surveys administered by Honors.
  • Complete eight units of Honors electives before enrolling in your first unit of HNPG199H or you will be discontinued. It is advised that you complete these by the end of your second year.*
    The Honors elective requirement is only applicable only for those students who joined Honors as first-year or second-year students. Students who joined Honors as third-year or transfer students are welcome to take Honors electives, but are not required to do so. For students that join University Honors as incoming freshmen, RLST012H/ETST012H and HIST010H/HIST015H/HIST020H will not count toward elective requirement.
  • Honors Counselors are available for additional meetings all year, but you must meet with them in the specified quarter to fulfill the requirement.

Honors Status

Students in University Honors who are not in good standing will be discontinued from the program. To remain in good standing, students must ensure that they complete all requirements for their cohort by the designated deadlines. Students who fail to satisfy any requirement will be discontinued from University Honors.