Most Honors students start by working toward the Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar distinction. Combining Honors general education courses with academic research and creative activity, the Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar program is the heart of the Honors College. It is designed for incoming first-year students but open to all Honors students. Students who complete the 12-credit Honors Scholar Program requirements earn a transcript designation.

Students who complete the Honors Scholar Program requirements earn a transcript designation. Honors students are expected to take at least one Honors course (3 credit hours) each year. These courses are scheduled to fit within the first-semester cohort course schedule.

  • Seminar (3 credits): One HNRS-prefix General Education seminar (3 credits)
  • Research or Creative Activity (3 credits): HNRS 485: Honors Research and Creative Activity Seminar or HNRS 486: Honors Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Seminar. HNRS 485 and 486 are recommended for your second or third year.
  • Honors courses of your choice: Choose additional HNRS-prefix) or H-suffix department courses (6 credits)

To begin planning your Honors course of study, download a tracking sheet.

Once completed, you will be an Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar. You can stop with a transcript designation, or you can continue to an Interdisciplinary Honors track.