Honors College Awards

If your first semester at UNT was prior to the 2013-2014 Catalog Year (this current semester):

The Honors College Recognition Award

The Honors College Recognition Award requires 15 honors credits with a cumulative and Honors GPA of at least 3.00. The Honors College Recognition Award is open to freshman, continuing and transfer students. At least 12 of these credits must be earned in Honors specific UNT courses, and no more than one honors contract may be counted toward the Honors College Recognition Award. Students who complete the Honors College Recognition Award will receive the Honors College medallion and have the accomplishment noted on their UNT transcript.

The Honors Scholar Award

The Honors Scholar Award requires completion of at least 24 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 27 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.

If your first semester at UNT is this current semester (2013-2014 Catalog Year):

The Honors College Recognition Award

The Honors College Recognition Award requires 18 honors credits with a cumulative and Honors GPA of at least 3.00. The Honors College Recognition Award is open to freshman, continuing and transfer students. At least 12 of these credits must be earned at UNT, and no more than one honors contract may be counted toward the Honors College Recognition Award. Six hours of Honors study abroad credit may be counted toward this award. Students who complete the Honors College Recognition Award will receive the Honors College medallion and have the accomplishment noted on their UNT transcript.

The Honors Scholar Award

The Honors Scholar Award requires completion of at least 21 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 24 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.

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 .

 

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Departmental Honors

Any department or degree program at UNT may elect to participate in Departmental Honors. Students should contact the department, the degree program office or the Honors College to find out whether a particular department participates in Departmental Honors.

Students in good standing in the Honors College may pursue Departmental Honors in the department or program of their major. To graduate with Departmental Honors, a student must

  1. successfully complete at least 30 Honors credits, including at least 12 Honors credits in the major department, or in a related department, with approval of the major department;
  2. complete the Honors thesis (or an approved substitute) in the major department or program; and
  3. have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50.

Up to two successfully completed Honors contracts may be applied to Departmental Honors. Requirements for graduating with Departmental Honors are established by the Honors College, and details and additional information may be obtained from the Honors College.