What are the requirements of the program?
The link to more info about the program can be found in the sidebar on this page. There are 3 basic components: Honors Units, Honors Colloquium, and Enhancement Events.
Honors Units are primarily earned through courses (1 course typically = 1 unit), which also count towards university graduation requirements. Units can also be earned by studying abroad, or completing independent projects called "Honors Contracts." Over the course of your career in Honors, you'll need to accumulate 8 total units which can be a flexible combination of courses, contracts, and study abroad experiences. Because our courses also meet requirements in your major and in general education, students are almost always able to accomplish their 8 units without taking any additional credits beyond their major requirements.
Honors Colloquium is our once-a-semester common book reading and discussion which is held on one evening for all students in the College. It's basically a book club where you get free food and chat about a book with your friends. This is a required event for all Honors students each semester.
Enhancement Events are things like field trips, speakers, theatrical performances, and film screenings. Honors students are required to attend at least one of these events each semester and can choose from 25 or more options, so you'll likely be able to find lots of things that match your interests and schedules. We typically call this the "you're required to do a minimum of one fun thing each semester" requirement. We even supply the free tickets and transportation for many of the events!