Honors Program Curriculum
- Attend an Honors new student orientation session in your first fall semester.
- Complete 21 Honors credits and maintain a 3.3 U of I GPA. May use up to 2 Honors Program Course Contracts for no more than 6 Honors credits towards the required 21 Honors credits.
- Complete 1 approved Engaged Learning Experience. The approved list of engaged learning experiences can be found on our webpage.
- Choose to complete either an Honors Thesis or an Honors Portfolio. Students will enroll in HON INTR 454 for 3 Honors credits (repeatable) and HON INTR 440 for 1 Honors credit (non-repeatable) for at least 4 Honors credits altogether towards the 21-Honors credit requirement.
- Submit an internal program completion form before graduation.
How to prepare for academic advising:
- Find your primary college advisor.
- Schedule an appointment with your primary advisor (required).
- Schedule an appointment with your secondary Honors Program advisor (recommended but not required).
- Write and submit an academic manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal.
- Publish an academic article in a peer-reviewed journal.
- Present research, scholarship or creative activity at the University of Idaho, a regional or national Honors conference, or a regional, national or international academic conference.
- Apply for an undergraduate research grant.
- Participate in an REU or other formalized summer undergraduate research opportunity.
- Perform or exhibit a creative activity that is not part of a university class or group.
- Serve as a University of Idaho teaching or research assistant (with a contract).
- Participate in an education abroad opportunity.
- Apply for a nationally competitive or distinguished scholarship. View a list of scholarships.
- Serve on the board of the University Honors Program student club for two consecutive semesters.
- Serve as a University Honors Program student ambassador or peer mentor for two consecutive semesters.
- Edit the University Honors Program student-led magazine The Looking Glass for two consecutive semesters.
Honors Program students may use a limited number of course contracts towards program requirements. Follow the step-by-step guide to ensure that your course contract work can be accepted for Honors credits.