HDFS University Honors Laureate

Graduation as a University Honors Laureate

The University Honors Laureate is designed to extend across 3-4 years of study and demonstrates both depth in the major and breadth of honors experienced outside of the major. To graduate with the designation of “University Honors Laureate” in HDFS, you must meet the following requirements:

1. Fulfill all of the requirements for HDFS Honors Scholar.

2. Earn a total of 30 Honors credits including those used toward Honors Scholar. Additional Honors credits beyond Honors Scholar may be in any subject. Of those additional credits, 6 Honors credits must be at the 2000-level or above.

3. Meet the University Honors Distribution Requirements listed below. These requirements ensure that you have had breadth across your Honors degree, and they may be fulfilled across any of the 30 Honors credits, including those applied to Honors Scholar in your major. In addition, a single course may fulfill multiple requirements.

  • Honors Core: You must earn at least 3 Honors credits from the list of approved Honors Core courses.
  • Categories: You must earn at least 3 Honors credits from the lists of approved courses in each of the following categories:
    • Arts & Humanities
    • Social Sciences
    • Science, Technology, & Mathematics
  • Diversity & Multiculturalism: You must earn at least 3 Honors credits from a course with this designation.

4. Meet the University Honors Co-Curricular Requirements. These requirements bring explore, create, lead out of the classroom and help prepare you to be leaders in your field and your communities.

  • Events: You must attend and reflect upon at least 10 approved Honors events, with at least one event in each of the following event categories:
    • Career, Professional, and Personal Development
    • Honors Community Development
    • Academic & Interdisciplinary Engagement
    • Multiculturalism & Global Citizenship
    • Social Change, Service, & Sustainability
  • Leadership: You must complete an approved leadership experience.
  • Academics in Action: You must complete at least one approved academic enrichment experience in which you demonstrate creative productivity in addition to or beyond that required by the thesis or capstone project. For HDFS students, this will be met by presenting at Frontiers and/or the HDFS honors poster session.