Late Joining Students Honors Program Requirements

We welcome you to the BYU Honors Program. The only difference between the late joining students and students who enroll in the Honors Program as freshmen is the coursework requirement. We often work with late joining students on more of an individual basis. Late joining students are definitely accepted and welcomed to the Honors Program. When on campus, we invite you to come to the Maeser Building, Room 102 to work out your situation. 

    *Hours refers to credits obtained from BYU or another university and does not include credits obtained through AP or language challenge exams.

    Late Joining Students with 30+ Hours

    Core Curriculum:

    Complete 9 hours (3 courses) of Honors coursework:

    • UNIV 291 – Unexpected Connections: Biology & Letters (3 credits)
    • UNIV 292 – Unexpected Connections: Physical Science & Global Cultural Awareness (3 credits)
    • UNIV 293 – Unexpected Connections: Social Science & Arts (3 credits)
    • UNIV 290R - Varies (3 credits)

     

    Late Joining Students with 60+ Hours

    Core Curriculum:

    Complete 6 hours (2 courses) of Honors coursework:

    • UNIV 291 – Unexpected Connections: Biology & Letters (3 credits)
    • UNIV 292 – Unexpected Connections: Physical Science & Global Cultural Awareness (3 credits)
    • UNIV 293 – Unexpected Connections: Social Science & Arts (3 credits)
    • UNIV 290R - Varies (3 credits)

     

    All Late Joining Students must complete the following:

    Great Question Essay:

    • HONRS 320 – Great Questions Tutorial (3 credits)

    Experiential Learning:

    Complete one of the following:

    • Option 1 - Education-Related Service – BYU Tutoring, Ballard Center (Social Innovation), Non-profit, etc.
    • Option 2 - Approved Study Abroad or International or Domestic Internship – Cambridge Direct Enrollment, Oxford Social Innovators, University Study Abroad, Field Study, or International or Internships.
    • Option 3 - Honors Students Advisory Council.

    Thesis Research and Defense:

    • Student will need to submit  Thesis Proposal to us about 1 year to 6 months prior to graduation.  Optional to enroll in the class, HONRS 499R (must not exceed 6 credits total).
    • Thesis Defense must be scheduled and defended by the deadline.

    Bound Thesis:

    Upload Thesis to BYU Printing Services to be printed after your pass your defense.