HDFS Honors Scholar

Graduation as an Honors Scholar in HDFS

The Honors Scholar program is designed to be completed within 2 years and to demonstrate depth of honors experience within the major. To graduate with the designation of “Honors Scholar” in HDFS, you must meet the following requirements:

1. Be accepted into the University Honors Program and declare your honors major as HDFS

2. Complete 17 credits of HDFS honors courses, as follows:

  • HDFS 3087 – Honors Proseminar with Honors Advisor (fall semester of junior year – 1 credit)
  • HDFS 3092 – Honors Research Practicum with your thesis advisor (spring semester of junior year – 2 credits)
  • Any 3-credit HDFS course (1000-level or above) taken for honors credit (designated honors section or honors conversion; fall or spring semester junior year)
  • HDFS 4097H – Honors Thesis Preparation Seminar with Honors Advisor (fall & spring semesters of senior year – 1 credit each semester)
  • HDFS 3092 – Thesis research practicum with your thesis advisor (fall semester of senior year – 3 credits)
  • HDFS 4087WH – Thesis Writing with your thesis advisor (spring semester of senior year- 3 credits)
  • One HDFS 5000-level graduate course (3 credits)

3. Complete and submit a Senior Honors Thesis that meets departmental standards for creativity and rigor

4. Present your thesis research at the UConn Frontiers in Undergraduate Education poster session and/or (preferably and) the HDFS Honors poster session during spring of senior year

5. Maintain an overall GPA of 3.4 and a GPA of 3.5 in HDFS courses