Students in the Honors College have the following additional requirements in order
to complete the program.
Maintain a 3.25 or higher cumulative OR content GPA, whichever is higher.
All current Honors College students must maintain a 3.25 or higher cumulative OR content
GPA, whichever is higher. Students who fall below a 3.25 cumulative AND content GPA
for two consecutive semesters will be dropped from The Honors College.
Students who are dropped from The Honors College can apply for reinstatement if their
cumulative OR content GPA returns to a 3.25 or higher.
Students who are dropped from The Honors College can also submit an appeal to the
Honors College Advisory Board via the Director of The Honors College. This appeal
can involve any of the following supporting materials: evidence of other Honors College-related
credentials outside of GPA (e.g., leadership in campus activities), a documented hardship
(e.g., death in the family), a letter of recommendation from a faculty member who
can speak to academic competency outside of GPA. Appeals will be reviewed by the Honors
College Advisory Board and may involve a follow up interview.
Honors College students have two options for their Knowledge Area I general education requirement.
Option 1: Students take one Literature, one Fine Arts, and one Language course (not an additional
Literature, Fine Arts Class, or Humanities) for their Knowledge Area I general education
Option 2: Students take one Literature, one Fine Arts, and one additional Literature, Fine Arts
or Humanities course for their Knowledge Area I general education requirements AND
participate in a UCM-sponsored (3-credit hours or more) study abroad program. This
option is only available to students who have not already substituted study abroad
for HONR 3000.
Honors College students are required to fulfill one of their general education requirements
through an Honors College-only section within an knowledge area.
These sections are not necessarily more difficult, but instead smaller and more "hands-on."