Honors program requirements can be found in the individual Colleges & Schools section of the University Catalog.  Select Academics, followed by Undergraduate, then Honors Program Alternative. 

First Year Program

Chicago Quarter

Focal Point


Quantitative Reasoning & Technological Literacy

  • Not Required

Sophomore Year

Multiculturalism in the US

Junior Year

Experiential Learning

  • Required

Senior Year


Learning Domains

Arts and Literature (AL)

  • 3 Courses Required

Philosophical Inquiry (PI)

  • 2 Courses Required

Scientific Inquiry (SI)

  • 3 Courses Required
    [1 SWK Course, 1 Lab Course, and 1 Additional Course - MAT 135 recommended]

Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry (SCBI)​

  • 1 Course Required

Religious Dimensions (RD)

  • 2 Courses Required

Understanding the Past (UP)

  • 2 Courses Required

* Students must earn a C- or better in this course.


A student whose only major is Economics is required to complete the Capstone offered by the Economics Department.  A student who is double majoring (or pursuing dual degrees) with the primary major (or primary degree) in Economics may substitute the Capstone of the secondary major or degree.  An Economics major in the University Honors Program shall take only the University Honors Capstone, not both the Honors Capstone and the Economics Capstone.

Courses offered in the student's primary major cannot be taken to fulfill LSP Domain requirements. If students double major, LSP Domain courses may double count for both LSP credit and the second major. Students who choose to take an experiential learning course offered by the major may count it either as a general elective or the JYEL requirement.

In meeting learning domain requirements, no more than one course that is outside the student’s major and is cross-listed with a course within the student’s major, can be applied to count for LSP domain credit. This policy does not apply to those who are pursuing a double major or earning BFA or BM degrees.