• Honors Program REQUIREMENTS

    Students admitted to the program remain in good standing by completing a 10-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 Program Courses

    Introduction to Honors 

    • HON 179 (3 credits) CORE: What is Human Nature?*

    Development in Honors 

    • HON 200 (1 credit) Interdisciplinary Dialogue

    Exploration in Honors 

    • HON 379 (3 credits) CORE: What is Justice? Critical Research & Writing*
    • HON 410 (3 credits) Senior Honors Project

    *Counts as CORE seminar in the University Core Curriculum. 

    HON 410 may be repeated to support completion of honors project. Students may fulfill HON 410 with Major/Core Capstone (479), provided that the seminar accommodates completion of senior honors project. 

    Transferring into the Honors Program

    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 Transfer Credits      

    Credits Required in the
    Honors Program

    0 ODU semesters or
    17 or less transfer credits 

    HON 179 (3 credits)
    HON 200 (1 credit)
    HON 379 (3 credits)
    HON 410 (3 credits)

    10 credits total
    1-2 ODU semesters or
    18-49 transfer credits

    HON 200 (1 credit)
    HON 379 (3 credits)
    HON 410 (3 credits)

    7 credits total 
    3-4 ODU semesters or
    50 or more transfer credits

    HON 379 (3 credits)
    HON 410 (3 credits)

    6 credits total  


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