Honors Program

H-Option Courses

What is an H-Option Course?

H-Option courses provide students an opportunity to gain honors credit from regular courses. Students choose a course that they are already taking, and with the instructor’s permission make it into an H-Option course. The instructor and the honors student develop a special set of course requirements to fit the student's abilities and interests. Typically these include many of the regular requirements.

What Courses Can I Make into H-Option Courses?

H-Option course sections can be created from 100-400 level courses and can also be created with internships, independent studies, fieldwork experience, undergraduate theses, or other research/creative projects. The course instructor always has the ability to say that you cannot make their course into an H-Option so make sure to discuss the H-Option with your instructor as soon as classes start.

Suggested Graded Work Ideas for H-Option Courses

Honors projects have included research papers, fieldwork, visual or oral presentations, creative works, analytical library work, an annotated bibliography, a series of position papers, or any level of participation in a scientific project.

How Do I Make a Course into an H-Option Course?

  1. You will need to contact the instructor before or during the first week of class to discuss the H-Option details and find out if they are willing to let you make their course into an H-Option course.
  2. Submit the H-Option Form.

Deadline for application is the Friday on the second week of classes by 5pm. Failure to meet this deadline may prevent you from making the course into an H-Option or require you to pay a course drop/add fee or other fees.