​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 

Writing 

Quantitative Reasoning & Technological Literacy

Sophomore Year 

Multiculturalism in the US 

Junior Year 

Experiential Learning 

  • Met by successful completion of required field experience hours

Senior Year 

Capstone 

Learning Domains 

Arts and Literature (AL) 

  • 3 courses required for students whose second major is Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Science, History or Physics
  • 2 courses required for students whose second major is Mathematical Sciences
  • 1 course required for students whose second major is Art Media and Design (cannot be an ART or HAA course) or English (cannot be an ENG course)

Philosophical Inquiry (PI) 

Scientific Inquiry (SI)  

  • 1 course required for students whose second major is Biological Sciences (cannot be a Biological Sciences course), Chemistry (must be a Biological Sciences course), Environmental Science (must be STEM 230)  or Physics (must be a Biological Sciences course)
  • 3 courses for students whose second major is Art Media and Design,English, History, Mathematical Sciences.  Note at least one course must be from Biological Sciences, one from Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography or Physics.  One course must also have a lab.

Self, Society and the Modern World (SSMW)

  • 3 courses required for students whose second major is Art Media and Design, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, English, Environmental Science, Physics.  Note: PSC 120 THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM must be one of these classes
  • 2 courses required for students whose second major is History, Mathematical Sciences.  Note: PSC 120 THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM must be one of these classes

Religious Dimensions (RD) 

  • 2 Courses Required

Understanding the Past (UP) 

  • 2 courses required for students whose second major is Art Media and Design, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, English, Environmental Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics.  Note one must be United States history.
  • 1 course required for students whose second major is History.  Must be United States history

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

Notes

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.

Quantitative Reasoning and Technological Literacy

Readiness for LSP 120 is determined by the math placement test taken online after admission. Students may need to take developmental coursework prior to LSP 120. The LSP 120 requirement may be waived by credit already earned for advanced math coursework or by passing a dedicated proficiency exam. Students who complete both LSP 120 and LSP 121 take one less Learning Domain course. Students may not apply the course reduction to any Domain where only one course is required, and if taken within the SI Domain, the reduction cannot be applied to the SI Lab requirement.