Honors College Awards

Honors College Awards (For Catalogs prior to 2016-2017)

The Honors Scholar Award

The Honors Scholar Award requires completion of at least 18 honors credits, including a capstone thesis, project, course or approved substitute. The student must also maintain a cumulative and Honors GPA of at least 3.0. No more than two honors contracts may be counted toward the Honors Scholar Award. Six hours of Honors study abroad credit may be counted toward this award. Students who complete the Honors Scholar Award receive the Honors College medallion and have the accomplishment noted on their UNT transcript.

The Distinguished Honors Scholar Award

The highest recognition available to students through the Honors College is the Distinguished Honors Scholar Award. For this award, the student must earn at least 18 honors credits, 3 of which must be an honors thesis or an honors thesis replacement, and must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Please note that the Honors thesis course (HNRS 4951 or the departmental equivalent) may be taken only once for three credits toward the Distinguished Honors Scholar Award. No more than two honors contracts may be counted toward the Distinguished Honors Scholar Award. Six hours of Honors study abroad credit may be counted toward this award. Students who complete the Distinguished Honors Scholar Award receive the Honors College medallion and have the accomplishment noted on their UNT transcript.

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Honors College Awards (Effective Fall 2016)

The Honors Scholar Award

The Honors Scholar Award requires completion of at least 18 honors credits, including a capstone thesis, project, course or approved substitute. The student must also maintain a cumulative and Honors GPA of at least 3.25. No more than two honors contracts may be counted toward the Honors Scholar Award. Six hours of Honors study abroad credit may be counted toward this award. Students who complete the Honors Scholar Award receive the Honors College medallion and have the accomplishment noted on their UNT transcript.

The Honors Engagement Award

The Honors Engagement Award requires completion of at least 18 honors credits, including a capstone thesis, project, course or approved substitute. The student must also maintain a cumulative and Honors GPA of at least 3.25. No more than two honors contracts may be counted toward the Honors Engagement Award. Six hours of Honors study abroad credit may be counted toward this award. Students must also accumulate 100 hours of Honors campus engagement activities via events in the Honors residence halls and/or Honors College programming. Students may earn the Honors Engagement Award in conjunction with other Honors awards, and they will receive the Honors College medallion and have the accomplishment noted on their UNT transcript.

Advanced Honors Scholar Award (Transfer students only)

The Advanced Honors Scholar Award requires completion of 12 honors credits, including two Honors courses, HNRS 3500 Thesis Proposal, and an Honors thesis 4951.  The student must maintain a cumulative and Honors GPA of at least 3.5, and no more than one honors contract may be counted toward the Advanced Honors Scholar Award. Six hours of Honors study abroad credit may be counted toward this award. Students who complete the Advanced Honors Scholar Award receive the Honors College medallion and have the accomplishment noted on their UNT transcript.

The Distinguished Honors Scholar Award

The highest recognition available to students through the Honors College is the Distinguished Honors Scholar Award. For this award, the student must complete at least 15 honors credits, HNRS 3500 Thesis Proposal, and Honors thesis 4951, with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Please note that the Honors thesis course (HNRS 4951 or the departmental equivalent) may be taken only once for three credits toward the Distinguished Honors Scholar Award. No more than two honors contracts may be counted toward the Distinguished Honors Scholar Award. Six hours of Honors study abroad credit may be counted toward this award. Students who complete the Distinguished Honors Scholar Award receive the Honors College medallion and have the accomplishment noted on their UNT transcript.

If you have any questions regarding the Honors College Awards, or what Catalog year you fall under please contact Sean Ryan sean.ryan@unt.edu.