The IUPUI Honors College provides a variety of regular courses, research, and independent study options as well as experiential learning possibilities designed to supplement, enrich, and provide greater depth to students' degree programs.
Honors Contracts may be completed by an Honors student and a faculty member to create a special Honors section for a course. Students complete the requirements for the course plus the requirements identified in the contract and receive their grade for the Honors section. The student receives one grade for the entire course; the instructor or faculty member determines the composition of that grade. Students should print the contract from the Honors College website link, complete the requested information, and submit it to the Honors College office for approval no later than the end of the third week of classes during fall and spring semesters and no later than the end of the first week of classes during a summer session. Upon approval of the Honors Contract, an Honors section is created by the IUPUI Registrar for the course. "For Honors Credit" appears on the student's transcript next to the course title. The grade that the student receives for the Honors project serves as the grade for the entire course.
Honors Credit for 300- and 400-Level Departmental Research and/or Capstone Courses provides students with the opportunity to pursue honors-level study within their disciplines. An application for honors credit for departmental research and capstone courses is required.
Honors Senior Thesis provides students with an opportunity to work closely with faculty members to complete a scholarly or creative project that may serve as a capstone for their undergraduate program. An application for honors senior thesis study is required.
Research Course Work provides students with valuable research experience as well as excellent preparation for graduate or professional study. This is available through both honors course offerings (HON-H399, Honors Independent Research) as well as upper-level research courses offered in some departments. An application for Honors independent research is required.
Graduate Course Work enables students to become familiar with graduate education while delving further into their major field. An application for applying graduate course work to the General Honors Notation is required.
Approved International Experiences develop informed and globally experienced leaders. Through IUPUI Honors College-approved study abroad programs, honors students are provided with an additional option for obtaining Honors credit. Interested students should contact Dr. Dawn Whitehead in the Honors College for more information.