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    Requirements of the Honors Program

    Students admitted to the program remain in good standing by completing a 12-credit hour program of honors courses, maintaining a 3.000 GPA, and completing a student-designed honors project under the direction of a faculty mentor and in consultation with the Honors Director.

     

     Honors Students who are active in the program are granted priority registration.

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites.

    Credits 
       
    Introduction to Honors - Select three credits from the following: 3
            HON 179R CORE: Stroke of Genius      
            HON 210 Introduction to Critical Thinking  
       
    Development in Honors - Select three credits from the following: 3
            HON 279B CORE: Critical Writing & Research      
            HON 211 Critical Writing and Research  
       
    Exploration in Honors - Select six credits from the following: 6
            HON 311 Honors Seminar: Issues in the Discipline  
            HON 410 Senior Honors Project  
    Either HON 311 (under a different topic) or HON 410 may be repeated. An approved study abroad experience worth at least three credits can count for an HON 311. HON 410 is not required; however, students must complete and present an Senior Honor Thesis.   
       
    Total Credits Required 12


    Transfer students and students accepted into the Honors Program after they have started their ODU coursework will take coursework according to the chart below. Students must have at least four semesters remaining at ODU to apply.

     

    Number of completed semesters at ODU       
    or number of transfer credits
     

    Credits required in the Honors Program  

    Zero ODU semesters or
    17 or less transfer credits
    Introduction to Honors (3 credits)
    Development in Honors (3 credits)
    Exploration in Honors (6 credits)
    1-2 ODU semesters or
    18-49 transfer credits
    Development in Honors (3 credits)
    Exploration in Honors (6 credits)
    3-4 ODU semesters or
    50 or more transfer credits
    Development in Honors (3 credits)
    Exploration in Honors (6 credits)