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
  • 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
    • Thesis research includes eight hours of academic credit (HNR 4998) distributed across the junior and senior years
    • Thesis progress reports are written each semester that HNR 4998 credits are taken
  • Participate in required Honors Workshops
  • Complete Colloquium requirements for attendance at intellectual and cultural events outside the classroom (5 events, 6 semesters)
  • 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.