​Students pursuing degrees in the College of Communication are to follow the Honors Program Requirements listed below:

Honors Core




  • Three courses of intermediate or advanced language study.

Students who meet the proficiency requirement by placing at the 200-level of a language may consult with an Honors advisor for alternative Language & Systems courses.

Junior Seminar

The Honors Program is committed to developing students’ knowledge and cultural awareness so they may respect and learn from difference.  Honors students meet the multicultural requirement by completing  HON 301, the Junior Seminar on Multiculturalism.

Senior Capstone

Honors students must complete HON 180, Data Analysis and Statistics, before enrolling in HON 207 or the Honors Science courses. 

Students who choose to do a thesis must have their project approved at least one term prior to executing the project. To gain approval for a senior thesis, students must first complete an application, including a project proposal, signed by a faculty advisor. In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of the program, the thesis should attempt to move outside the boundaries normally associated with one particular discipline and should be supervised by two readers from different academic fields. While the final product must be a substantial piece of work building on the student’s accumulated knowledge and new research, specific requirements for each thesis will depend on the nature of the project. See the Director or Associate Director for an application. 

Honors Approved Electives

Honors students in Communication are allotted two Approved Electives in order to explore an area of study outside their major.  Approved Electives are chosen in consultation with an Honors advisor to achieve specific academic or professional goals.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or higher in HON 110 or 111 is required to remain in the Honors Program.

A grade of C- is required to pass the following courses: HON 100, HON 350, HON 351, and HON 395.