Honors Requirements

Honors Fellows are expected to

  • Abide by Elon’s Honor Code
  • Be enrolled as full-time students all for four years
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA in Honors Courses and a 3.3 GPA overall while taking a challenging course load
    • If a student’s GPA falls below the required level during the first year they will put on probation
    • If the GPA requirement is not satisfied at the end of sophomore year then the student will be suspended from the program
  • Complete the Honors curriculum, including
    • Honors Elon 1010 (fall of first year)
    • Honors COR 1100: The Global Experience (fall of first year)
    • A first-year disciplinary seminar (spring of first year)
    • Two interdisciplinary sophomore seminars (usually taken fall and spring of the second year)
    • Annual reflection reports during the first two years
  • Propose and complete a high-quality mentored research project, the Honors Thesis, within their major (Honors students cannot major in a dual-degree or 3+1 accelerated program)
    • Thesis research includes eight hours of academic credit (HNR 4998), at least four of which must be taken during the senior year
    • Thesis progress reports are written each semester that HNR 4998 credits are taken
    • Participate in the Presentation of Progress held in the fall of senior year
    • Defend the thesis in front of the thesis committee in spring of senior year
  • Participate in required Honors Workshops
  • Attend colloquial and cultural events outside the classroom and write a reflection about one event each time a written report is submitted
  • Contribute time, at least twice, to the Honors Program

Further details about these requirements can be found in the Honors contract. If you have questions, please contact Steve Bednar or Baris Kesgin.