Experience Points Required
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Course Points Required
Earn 12 points from any of the following (Honors-designated, contracted, or composite courses): SOCW 3303, SOCW 3308, SOCW 4350, SOCW 4391, SOCW 4951, SOCW 4952, SOCW 4955, SOCW 4956.
Earn 3 points from the following:
Any contracted Honors courses
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) Campus student organization officer
(0.5) Social work student organization officer
(0.5) Departmental/college ambassador
Research Experiences (Fall, Spring, or Long Summer Semester)
(0.5) Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
(0.5) Honors Undergraduate Research Fellowship
(1.0) McNair Scholars Program
(.05) Off-campus research program
(1.0) Joint Admission Medical Program
(0.5) On-campus social work research assistant
(0.5-1.0) Study abroad (UTA sponsored)
(0.5-1.0) Service abroad (UTA sponsored)
Professional Experiences (Fall, Spring, or Long Summer Semester)
(1.0) Archer Fellows Program
(0.5) Presentation at a professional conference
Instructional Experiences (Per Semester)
(0.5) Tutoring through an official UTA department or organization
(0.5) Peer mentor
(0.5) Supplemental Instruction
(0.5) AP score of 5 or IB score of 7
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 may choose one of the following three options to satisfy the requirements of the Honors degree. All Capstone Project presentations must conform to the Society for Social Work Research criteria.
Traditional Honors thesis; research conducted under the mentorship of a faculty mentor
Project developed through study abroad or service learning abroad
Project developed through completing an off-campus faculty-mentored internship, co-op, or practicum