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)

  • Not Required

Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry (SCBI) 

  • 3 Courses Required

Religious Dimensions (RD)

  • 2 Courses Required

Understanding the Past (UP)

  • 2 Courses Required

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


Students with a primary major in Chemistry are required to complete the Capstone offered by the Chemistry department.  Students double majoring or pursuing dual degrees with the primary major or primary degree in Chemistry are required to complete the Capstone offered by the Chemistry department. Chemistry students in the University Honors Program shall take the University Honors Capstone.  They are not expected to take both the Honors Capstone and the primary major or primary degree 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.

In addition, the Department of Chemistry recommends that students who are seeking accreditation by the American Chemical Society fulfill the Modern Language Option by completing a three-course language sequence. Please see an advisor for further information.