University Bulletin 2019-20

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Departmental Honors Designation

Requirements for Departmental Honors Designation

Students who have completed significant credits toward graduation before deciding to pursue an honors degree, and for whom completing the entire Honors curriculum would not be practical, may pursue “Departmental Honors”. To receive a designation of "Departmental Honors," students must successfully complete an Honors thesis in their major, have at least a 3.5 GPA, and meet the specific honors requirements of their major department. These students may also elect to take Honors courses and participate in other Honors College activities. The Dean of the Honors College must approve all Departmental Honors graduation designations.

Please consult departmental sections of the Bulletin for any additional honors requirements specific to your major

The University of South Alabama Honors College is a diverse community of interdisciplinary excellence designed to stimulate the thinking and intellectual curiosity of highly motivated students. Here in Honors we challenge each other through discussion, research, creative scholarship, intercultural engagement and the arts so that together we create the feel of a small college environment in the midst of the opportunities provided by a large urban university. 

Our graduates, equipped with this intensive education as well as a wide variety of additional learning experiences, are especially well-prepared for productive careers, committed citizenship and meaningful lives.