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Program Options


Within the university honors program, there are three distinct honors curriculum options to service a wide variety of students. Listed below are ways students can achieve recognition above and beyond the requirements of a baccalaureate degree.

Lower Division Honors

  • 15 credit hours of Honors coursework
  • Lower division seminar (Cornerstone)
  • GPA:
    • Overall - 3.00 minimum
    • Honors courses - 3.20 minimum

Upper Division Honors

  • 12 credit hours of 300 and 400 level Honors coursework  
  • Upper division seminar (Honors Seminar)
  • Capstone project (Senior Thesis)
  • GPA:
    • Overall - 3.20 minimum
    • Honors courses - 3.20 minimum

University Honors

  • 27 credit hours of Honors coursework
    • 12 credits outside the major area
    • 12 credits of upper division courses
  • Lower division seminar (Cornerstone)
  • Upper division seminar (Honors Seminar)
  • Capstone project (Senior Thesis)
  • GPA:
    • Overall - 3.20 minimum
    • Honors courses - 3.20 minimum

Contact Us

University Honors Program 
Campus Life Building 110
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: 815-753-0694
Email: honors@niu.edu