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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.

Year 1 Requirements:
  • Courses

    • FALL or WINTER: 1 Ignition Seminar (HNPG015) | 4 units | LG
    • WINTER: (RLST012H) | 4 units | LG
    • SPRING: (HIST010H) | 4 units | LG
  • Attend an Ambassador Hangout in fall quarter between weeks 2-8.
  • ALSO VIEW RECURRING REQUIREMENTS BELOW.

*University Honors is currently in the process of getting HNPG002A approved as a writing course to count toward the university writing requirement. To take advantage of this, first year students should be eligible for ENGL001C by fall of their second year.*

Year 2 (New & Continuing Requirements):
  • Courses

    • FALL: HNPG002A | 2 units | LG (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 enrollment in HNPG151 is an appropriate alternative.
  • Any 2nd Years (both new & continuing) who plan to graduate early are required to meet with their Honors counselor in fall between weeks 2-8. New 2nd Years who do not plan to graduate early are also required to meet with their Honors Counselor in fall quarter between weeks 2-8. Continuing 2nd Years who do not plan to graduate early are required to meet with their Honors Counselor in winter quarter between weeks 2-8.
    Honors Counselors are 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 I S/NC (unless you already took it in Winter 2017 as a 2nd year - this would be rare)
    • SPRING: HNPG151 | 2 units I S/NC (unless you already took it in Spring 2017 as a 2nd year - this would be rare)
  • 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 are 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 | S/NC
    • SPRING: HNPG151 | 2 units | S/NC
  • Both new & transfer 3rd year students are required to meet with your Honors Counselor AND attend an Ambassador Hangout in fall quarter between weeks 2-8.
    Honors Counselors are available for additional meetings all year, but you must meet with them in the specified quarter to fulfill the requirement.
  • 3rd year 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
  • Meet with your Honors Counselor in fall quarter between weeks 2-8.
    Honors Counselors are 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

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above at the end of every spring quarter.
  • Earn 3 Engagement Points by the end of EACH academic year. Students must earn 1 point in the fall quarter, 1 point 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 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 account.
  • Complete any surveys sent out by Honors.
  • 8 units of Honors electives any time before you graduate.
    Applicable only 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. Must earn a D- or better to have course count toward requirement.

Honors Status

Students in University Honors are either in good status or discontinued from the program. To remain in good status students must ensure that they complete all requirements by the designated deadlines. Students who fail to meet any of our requirements will be discontinued from University Honors.

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