Experience Points Required
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Course Points Required
Earn 12 points from courses in their academic major at the 2XXX, 3XXX, or 4XXX level (Honors-designated, contracted, or composite courses).
Earn 3 points from the following:
Any contracted Honors courses
Honors transfer hours from another university/college (three-hour course)
Independent study courses
(0.5) Honors College Council officer
(0.5) Honors Advocate
(0.5) Honors Programming Board
(0.5) Veneratio newsletter staff
(0.5) Additional (3) Honors events, above registration rewards requirements
(0.5) Honors transfer credits from another university/college (3 hours)
(0.5) Undergraduate research (not for Capstone)
(0.5) Honors Undergraduate Research Fellowship
(1.0) McNair Scholars Program
(0.5) Off-campus research program
(1.0) Joint Admission Medical Program
(0.5) On-campus research assistant
(0.5) Student organization officer
(0.5) Departmental/college ambassador
(0.5) Conference organizer
(0.5) Presentation at a conference
(1.0) Publication in a peer-reviewed journal
Creative Activity Experiences
(0.5) Perform in or create a play, musical, recital, or live performance (UTA-sponsored, not required for student’s major)
(0.5) Juried/curated exhibitions
(0.5) Participate in a professional ensemble or arts company/group outside of schoolwork, as approved by the department
(0.5) Undergraduate creative activity with professor sponsorship
(0.5) Internship in a creative position (not a required internship for degree)
(0.5) Service Learning course (non-required)
(0.5) Win a major (external) award in the student’s discipline
In addition to earning the required number of Honors points, students will complete a Capstone Project to receive an Honors degree. Courses taken for Honors course points may not be used for the Capstone Project. Although not all students will be required to write a thesis, all students will be required to produce a deliverable. Students must submit an Honors College proposal and their final project to the Honors College for approval by the published deadline. Students will present their Capstone Project at an Honors Symposium in either an oral or poster presentation
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Students must earn course points through enrolling in Honors-designated classes or contracting existing courses. Course points are determined by credit hours, up to a maximum of three points per course. Course points will only be awarded for grades of A or B; however, Honors eligibility cannot be based on grade alone. Courses must include an Honors component.
Honors students will be required to earn 18 Honors points, plus a Capstone Project to receive an Honors degree. Points are earned through a combination of courses and experiences. To graduate with an Honors degree, students must complete the degree requirements for their major, maintain a cumulative 3.2 UTA GPA, be a member of the Honors College in good standing, earn a minimum of 18 Honors points, and complete and present a Capstone Project.
Students may earn points through co-curricular experiences. Each experience may be used only one time. Students may receive points for up to two experiences in a given semester. Points for Honors College leadership involvement are available to all students, regardless of major. Students must submit their proposed experience points through a verification form by the deadline for the semester in which they participate in the experience.
College Capstone Statement
Overview of Honors Degrees
Students are required to complete one of the following four options to satisfy the requirements of both the CoLA Honors project and the Honors degree. All Capstone Projects will involve original research and will have a written component. Students will be encouraged to present their Capstone Project at the College of Liberal Arts Annual Spotlight Student Research Forum (held annually in the spring).
• Traditional Honors thesis; research conducted under the mentorship of a faculty mentor
• Project developed through study abroad or service
• Project developed through completing an off-campus faculty-mentored internship, co-op, or practicum
• Creation of original creative work/activity and/or