This section provides a brief overview of the requirements to graduate with University Honors. Staff in the Honors Program Advisement Center, 102 MSRB, (801) 422-5497, are available on a walk-in basis to answer questions about the program.

To graduate with University Honors, a student must be an admitted daytime student who maintains a 3.0 or higher GPA throughout the program and completes all of the requirements below or see requirements here.  Students must earn a B or higher in Honors courses for Honors Program credit.

Requirements: Leadership

Complete one of the following options:
Option 1: Complete 2 courses

  • HONRS 310: Foundations of Interdisciplinary Leadership (1.0 credit)
  • HONRS 390R: Honors Leadership Practicum (3.0 credits)


Option 2: Complete 1 course

  • HONRS 391R: Honors Student Leadership Council (4.0 credits, 2 semesters, by application only)

Requirements: Thesis

Honors Thesis

Complete an original research project or creative work that is mentored by a faculty member.

  • Submit a Thesis Proposal
  • Defend your Thesis and pass
  • Publish your work or project after successfully defending your thesis, see published Honors theses here.

    Thesis Funding

    • Research: You may request up to $1200 in research funds from the Honors Program to support your research, if the funds serve a bona fide research purpose. Please work closely with your advisor to develop a budget, and specify how you will use Honors program funding in your thesis proposal. See Thesis Proposal guidelines for additional information.
    • Culminating Experiences: Students presenting thesis research at academic conferences, or those seeking off-campus publication venues, may request up to $1000 in support funds for these culminating experiences. This requires a separate conference funding request form.

    Thesis Proposal Samples