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Honors


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Honors Core Requirements   

Students admitted to the Honors College are admitted into University Honors, Research and Creative Honors, or both.

Students in University Honors are required to complete a minimum of 31 credits of HON-prefixed courses and to satisfy or test out of at least 12 credits of Foreign Language. Students entering University Honors directly from high school can satisfy most of the requirements in the Honors Core Curriculum with honors courses and at least 12 credits of Foreign Language. Students who enroll after entering UNLV or who transfer to UNLV may apply some of their regular courses toward the honors core but must still meet the 31-credit HON requirement and the requirements in the core.

Students transferring from other honors programs or colleges can petition to have up to six honors credits earned at the previous institution applied towards the 31-credit requirement. Although advanced placement and international baccalaureate credits earned by an appropriate score as defined elsewhere in this catalog can be used to replace certain honors courses, those credits do not count toward the 31-credit HON-prefixed minimum.

Students must fulfill the University Honors Curriculum in order to become University Honors Scholars. The University Honors Curriculum satisfies the university’s General Education Core, Distribution, Multicultural, and International requirements.

Honors Requirements - Total: 50-57


All Honors College students must take the following nine classes:

Total Credits: 50-57


 Certain approved classes can replace an HON 400 level seminar.  Please see Honors College for more information.

     Research and Creative Honors

Students in Research and Creative Honors take four 400 level seminars and complete a six-credit honors thesis/project during their senior year (HON 498  and HON 499 ). Many of the seminars can be used to satisfy general education core fine arts, international and multicultural requirements. The thesis/project may satisfy elective credits in the student’s department.

Notes:


  1. Depending on the students major, they may be required to take   or PHIL 102  - 3 credits.
  2. Honors students have several options to complete this requirement.  Students may take one language through intermediate level II, or two different languages through elementary level II.  Students who test into 213 may take just 213 and 214 (6 credits); students that test into 214 may take just 214 (3 credits); students that test higher than 214 have satisfied Foreign Language and International requirements (0 credits).  If a student takes Latin, they must complete a 3 credit class that satisfies the International requirement.

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