Honors offers several interdisciplinary tracks for students interested in exploring a topic or a future career interest. Each interdisciplinary track is made up of a core course, directed electives and experience-based learning.

Students who complete Interdisciplinary Honors track requirements earn a transcript designation. Students who complete the 12-credit Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar track and a 12-credit Honors Interdisciplinary Track earn the University Honors Minor and the diploma designation “University Honors." You can stop with the diploma designation or you can continue to the Honors Baccalaureate.

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


Interdisciplinary Track Options

Honors General Interdisciplinary Track 

Considering a career in neuroscience or ethnomusicology? With approval from the Dean, you may complete an interdisciplinary track around a topic of interest to you. Download the petition for an exception to curriculum requirements.

Your track must include the following:

  • Core Course: Choose a 3-credit introductory course that will shape the rest of your track.
  • Electives: Choose six credits of electives that will enhance your interdisciplinary knowledge of the topic.
  • Experience-Based Learning: Choose one of the options below. A student may petition Honors to count study abroad or an internship experience toward the experience-based learning requirement.
    • HNRS 398 Honors Travel Seminar (3 credits) OR
    • HNRS 481 Honors Cooperative Education OR
    • HNRS 481N Honors Internship: Center for Community Support and Research

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

Law and Public Policy Track 

Students who are considering careers in law or public policy have the opportunity to put together a course of study to explore both theory and application in legal and policy studies. Students who complete the requirements for the law and public policy track earn a notation on the transcript. Faculty are encouraged to submit courses to the Cohen Honors College faculty council chair to be considered for inclusion in the track.

To begin planning your Honors course of study, download an  Honors requirements tracking sheet. A student may file a petition for an exception to curriculum requirements.

Your track must include the following:

  • Core Course (3 credits): HNRS 352 Survey of Law and Public Policy 
  • Directed Electives (6 credits): Select one course from each section below, however, no more than one course can be taken from the same academic department. If a course on this list is not offered during an academic year, the student may request a substitute course from the same academic department, by petitioning Honors for an exception. 
I. Theory Electives II. Applied Electives
HIST 517 Constitutional History of the U.S. to 1865 BLAW 431 Legal Environment of Business
HIST 518 Constitutional History of the U.S. after 1865 CJ 315 Criminal Law
HIST 599W Law in American Society CJ 320 Criminal Procedure
HIST 599AA Law and Modern American Civil Rights POLS 356 Civil Liberties
PHIL 311H Philosophy of Law POLS 357 Supreme Court
PHIL 313 Political Philosophy SCWK 300 Policy I: Understanding Social Welfare
  • Experience-Based Learning (3 credits): Choose one of the options below. A student may petition Honors to count study abroad or an internship experience toward the experience-based learning requirement.
    • HNRS 398 Honors Travel Seminar (3 credits) OR
    • HNRS 481 Honors Cooperative Education OR
    • HNRS 481N Honors Internship: Center for Community Support and Research
Leadership Track

Students who complete the requirements for the leadership track earn the Honors Leadership notation on their transcript and, through application to the Institute for Interdisciplinary Creativity, may count their honors leadership courses toward the Undergraduate Leadership Certificate requirements. To begin planning your Honors course of study, download an  Honors requirements tracking sheet.

The leadership track curriculum is designed to complement student engagement and to involve students in study, reflection, and application of leadership principles. The list of electives includes honors courses that focus substantially on leadership and that are regularly offered. Students select electives from courses already offered in colleges across the university. Through electives, students are introduced to a variety of leadership theories and perspectives.

The track culminates in an internship or study abroad experience approved by the faculty coordinator or Honors College program coordinator. Individualized, on-the-job experience allows students to shadow leaders as they work. Ideally a student would intern with a leader in his or her area of interest. For example, a student interested in business leadership might intern with a CEO. A student interested in volunteer leadership might intern with a food bank organizer. A student interested in governmental leadership might intern with a congressional representative or senator. A student interested in educational leadership might intern with a university president, and a student interested in religious leadership intern with a clerical leader.

Objectives:

  • to recognize the main leadership theories
  • to identify different leadership perspectives
  • to recognize applications of leadership
  • to understand the benefits and challenges of leadership

Your track must include the following:

  • Core Course (3 credits): HNRS 351 Survey of Leadership
  • Electives (6 credits) - Choose six credits from the courses listed below:
    • ENGR 501H The Engineer as Leader (3 credits)
    • POLS 315H The Presidency (3 credits)
    • MGMT 462H Leading and Motivating (3 credits)
    • HMCD 308H Leadership in Self and Society (3 credits) OR PSY 413H Leadership in Self and Society (3 credits) OR HNRS 152F Leadership Challenge (3 credits)
  • Experience-Based Learning (3 credits) - Choose one of the options below. A student may petition Honors to count study abroad or an internship experience toward the experience-based learning requirement.
    • HNRS 398 Honors Travel Seminar (3 credits) OR
    • HNRS 481 Honors Cooperative Education OR
    • HNRS 481N Honors Internship: Center for Community Support and Research