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Program Requirements

Plan of Study (20 credit hours total)

  • ENG1601: and ENG1602: (6 credits)
  • HON1104: (First Semester Seminar) (1 credit)
  • HON2210 (Seminar in Cultural Awareness) (3 credits)
  • HON2220 (Seminar in Social Awareness) (3 credits)
    HON2210 and HON2220 normally are taken during the sophomore or junior years. Students in the program may take additional Honors Seminars as free electives.
  • ENG Honors Literature (3 credits)
    This course may be taken after completion of ENG103 and ENG104.
  • HON4601 (Honors Thesis Prep) (1 credit)
    This course normally is taken in the Fall Semester of senior year.
    UTP students will take this course in the Fall Semester of junior year.
  • HON4899 (Honors Thesis) (3 credits)
    This course normally is taken in the Spring Semester of senior year.
    UTP students will take this course in the Spring Semester of junior year.

All of the courses in the Honors Program curriculum meet AIC's general education requirements except for HON4601 and HON4899. Students in the program must fulfill their remaining non-Honors general education requirements in order to graduate.

With the permission of their department chair(s) and the Honors Program director, students may combine HON4601 and HON4899 with senior capstone projects or theses in their majors.

Requirements for Maintaining Eligibility in the Program

1) The minimum cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) is 3.30 overall (this is the same requirement for the Dean's List). Also, the minimum grade allowed in any class taken for degree requirements at AIC is a C.

2) The minimum grade in any individual Honors course is a C for that course to qualify for the fulfillment of Program requirements. Honors courses cannot be retaken for Honors credit, although they may be retaken to raise the grade for overall G.P.A. in accordance with AIC's academic regulations.

3) Probation Status

  • A grade below a B- in an Honors course will result in probation in the Honors Program. Two grades in Honors courses below a B- will result in dismissal from the Program.
  • Starting in the first semester of sophomore year, a cumulative or semester G.P.A. below a 3.30 will result in probation in the Honors Program.
  • Probation status is allowed for a single semester only. A second semester of failing to meet the minimum standards will result in dismissal from the program.

4) Committing any act of academic dishonesty (plagiarism, cheating on examinations, etc.) in any course will result in immediate dismissal from the program.

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