Highest Honors is the most rigorous and most prestigious Honors degree program available through the Honors College. What distinguishes Highest Honors from the other Honors options is the opportunity to pursue greater depth in one's academic field. To earn Highest Honors, students must complete an Honors thesis under the supervision of a thesis advisor. The Honors thesis must be signed by a three-member committee approved by the Assistant Director for Undergraduate Research.
30 semester credit hours of Honors coursework1
1 Students who enter with 45+ hours may be granted a waiver of 6 hours of Honors coursework to reduce the required number of Honors hours from 30 to 24 hours. This reduction of hours will be reflected in section 3 of the Highest Honors requirements, reducing the number of hours from 21 to 15.
2 It is highly recommended that students complete 6 hours of Honors Thesis coursework to count towards their 21 semester credit hours of Honors elective coursework.