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Academic Requirements

Academic Requirements | The Honors College | Requirements for the Honors College

Grade Point Average Requirement: Honors Students must maintain a minimum
cumulative institutional 3.25 GPA.

Enrollment Requirement: Honors Students must enroll in a minimum of
one Honors class every three semesters.

No Academic Dishonesty: Any Honors Student found guilty of Academic Dishonesty,
as defined by UNIREG 6802 and outlined in the Honors Program Academic Dishonesty Policy, will be dropped from the program and will not be eligible for readmission.

Review of Records and Notification of Students Student records will be reviewed at the end of every semester, and students whose cumulative institutional GPAs have fallen beneath the minimum requirement will be notified that they are no longer in good standing, and have one semester to demonstrate significant improvement in their GPA.

Students who fail to achieve the minimum GPA after two semesters will be dropped from the program. Students who have failed to enroll in an Honors Course for three semesters will be notified that they are no longer in good standing. If they do not enroll in an Honors Course in the following
semester, they will no longer be eligible for the program. This does not apply to students who
have completed the Honor’s curriculum.

Appeals process for Extraordinary Circumstances If a student’s ineligibility is the result of a truly extraordinary circumstance, the student may appeal to the Honors College Dean. Based on the student’s circumstances, the Dean may work with the student on a contract that outlines the conditions to be met and the progress to be made in order for the student to regain good standing and remain in the Honors College.

Honors Privileges: a student must be in good standing in order to receive the privileges associated with the Honors College. Students who are not in good standing will be considered on probation, and will not be eligible for priority registration, Honors Scholarships, or to take Honors Classes until they have regained good standing.

The one exception to this policy is first year students who fail to meet the program minimum GPA in the Fall semester. These students will retain their privileges for Spring semester.

Regaining Admission:  A student may reapply to the program when he/she has improved his/her cumulative institutional GPA to 3.25.


Curriculum Checklist




Course Number

Credit Hours (Total 15)

Additional Attributes

1 course 

First Year Honors
Colloquium I

HP 1020 orHP 1151 Fall semester only

3 credit hours

HP 1020 meets USP COM1HP 1151 meets USP H

1 course 

Colloquium II

HP 2020Spring Semester only

3 credit hours

Meets COM2

1 course* 


Any HP 2151, 2152, or 2153 or designated titles at 3152, 3152, 3153, or 4152* 

3 credit hours

Some titles may meet USP H or A&S requirements.

2 courses*      

Upper Division Interdisciplinary Honors Elective(Any Modes of Understanding or Senior Honors Seminar course)

HP 3151, 3152, 3153, 4151, 4152, or 4153

3 credit hours

Some titles may meet USP or A&S requirements.

Upper Division Interdisciplinary Honors Elective

(Any Modes of Understanding or Senior Honors Seminar course)

HP 3151, 3152, 3153, 4151, 4152, or 4153

3 credit hours

Some titles may meet USP or A&S requirements.

Capstone Senior Thesis Project (creative or research-based)

Students are not required to register for a specific course to complete the Capstone Senior Thesis project.  There is no specific Capstone Senior Thesis course; students complete the project independently in coordination with a faculty mentor.

·  Honors does offer an optional independent study course if desired. Up to 6 hours of credit in the optional HP 4976: Independent Study are allowed.

·  HP 4976 does not meet any specific Honors coursework requirements or USP requirements.

·  Students may be pursuing a major that requires a capstone project, and this project may also meet the requirement for the Honors College Capstone Senior Thesis.  Please contact the Senior Thesis Coordinator for details.



Capstone Senior Thesis Project


Oral Presentation at Honors College approved venue

GPA Requirement


Graduate with 3.25 cumulative UW GPA

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The Honors College

Guthrie House

1200 Ivinson St.

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307-766-4110

Fax: 307-766-4298


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