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Program Requirements


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 Dr. Carson. 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 fulfill their general education requirements mostly the same as other UCM students, but with the following exceptions.
    • 6 of 9 Knowledge Area I credit hours must be fulfilled via a modern language. Honors College students are allowed to substitute a Knowledge Area I fine arts course for 3 of these credits, but must receive approval.
    • Honors College students are encouraged to take at least one of their general education courses within an Honors College-only section. More information on these sections can be found here.
  • Honors College students take a 2-credit colloquium, HONR 3000, an interdisciplinary course taught by our Faculty Fellows.
    • The topics of these colloquium change every semester, but all involve an experiential component sponsored by the Honors College.
    • More information on these courses, including current offerings, can be found here.
  • Honors College students complete an honors project, HONR 4000, an independent study representing the culmination of their studies at UCM.
    • Projects come in all forms and represent a variety of disciplines, but all involve one-on-one mentorship for our exceptional UCM faculty.
    • More information about the honors project, including our FAQs and past project examples, can be found here.


The Honors College
Achauer House
314 S. Holden St.
Tel: (660) 543-4633


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