65-00 Schreyer Honors College
1. Eligibility for Admission and Retention
3. Honors Credit
5. Review and Advisory Committees
- Entering first year students with excellent records in secondary school and
evidence of aptitude for high academic achievement and students with a
record of outstanding academic achievement at the end of their first
or sophomore year may be admitted by the dean of the Schreyer Honors College.
- To remain in the Schreyer Honors College, a student must give
evidence of regular participation (i.e., completion of SHC-approved honors credit) and must maintain a distinguished
- A student in the Schreyer Honors College shall be assigned an honors
adviser by the student's academic college where possible, a regular faculty member
in a department of the student's major interests. The honors adviser
shall develop with the student a program of study appropriate to the
- For students in the Schreyer Honors College, any requirement for
graduation other than the total number of credits and those that are
external (non-University) in origin may be waived by the faculty of the
major. However, it is the responsibility of the honors adviser to make
certain the intents of both General Education and major requirements are
satisfied. A course chosen for either purpose while a student is in the
college will satisfy the corresponding graduation requirement if a
student leaves the college.
- Successful completion and defense of an honors thesis is required. Up
to 6 credits of honors course work may be devoted to thesis preparation.
- Honors credit can be earned in three ways: by taking an honors course,
completing an honors option, or through honors independent study. Courses
of these types shall be marked with an H, or other honors suffix
(e.g., M, T, or U) on the student's transcript.
- A course in which a Schreyer Honors College student is enrolled
becomes an honors option course for that student if the student and
the instructor make special arrangements at the beginning of the
semester for significant alternative work. Schreyer scholars may also
fulfill their honors credit requirement by taking 500-level courses and by
studying abroad, although these experiences are not marked with an H on the
transcript. First-and second-year scholars may also fulfill their honors
credit requirements by taking 400-level courses.
Participation in the Schreyer Honors College and graduation as a
Schreyer Scholar shall be recognized on all official records and at
commencement and other appropriate occasions.
- The Senate Committees on Undergraduate Education and Curricular
Affairs shall provide regular review of the Schreyer Honors College
insofar as the Senate reviews all other undergraduate programs. The Dean
of the Schreyer Honors College shall sit as an ex-officio member of the
Senate Committee on Undergraduate Education.
- The Dean of the Schreyer Honors College is advised by a faculty advisory committee, a student council, and an external advisory board, in addition to senior administration.
Note: This academic policy was changed to University Scholars
Program from Departmental Honors Programs by Senate action on April 1,
1980. It should be further noted that the title, "University Scholars
Program" was changed to "Schreyer Honors College" by Senate
Council action on January 20, 1998. Departmental and college honors
programs in effect in 1980 and continuing uninterrupted may continue in accordance with the
departmental regulations and procedures then in effect. For this
information, check with the departments that have departmental honors
programs. These departments in 2001 are economics, engineering science and English.