Choose an Honors Path: Suggested Honors Course Sequences

The requirements to earn an Honors distinction on your WSU transcript or diploma are designed to be rigorous yet flexible. You have many options. Below are some suggested Honors course sequences to integrate your Honors curriculum into your overall plan of study.

For detailed information on course offerings by semester, please see the Schedule of Courses page on the Registrar's site. To begin planning your course of study, download an Honors Requirements tracking sheet from our Forms page.

Sequence for First-Year Students

Year One

  • Take One HNRS prefix General Education Introductory Course (3 credits toward Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar Program)
  • Choose from:
    • HNRS 104 or 150: General Education Introductory-Fine Arts
    • HNRS 105 or 151: General Education Introductory-Humanities
    • HNRS 106 or 152: General Education Introductory-Social/Behavioral Sciences
    • HNRS 107 or 153: General Education Introductory-Math/Natural Sciences
    • Substitute a General Education Advanced Study Seminar HNRS 304/404, 305/405, 306/406, 307/407 with permission from Honors
  • Choose an additional HNRS-prefix or H-suffix department courses (3 credits toward Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar Program) or use an Honors option contract to turn a regular course into an Honors course.
  • General Education Courses
  • Academic Major/Departmental coursework

Year Two

  • Take HNRS 485: Honors Research and Creative Activity Seminar (3 credits toward Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar Program).
  • Choose an additional HNRS-prefix or H-suffix department courses (3 credits toward Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar Program) or Use an Honors course contract to turn a regular course into an Honors course.
  • General Education Courses
  • Academic Major/Departmental coursework
  • Completion of the Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar Program (12 credits) earns students a transcript designation and lays the foundation for the Interdisciplinary Track and further Honors College work.

Year Three

  • Select an Honors Interdisciplinary Track (12 credits). Choose from: Leadership, Law and Public Policy, and General (design your own).
  • Academic Major/Departmental coursework (36 credits in 2-3 academic areas for Honors Baccalaureate)

Year Four

  • Complete any remaining coursework in the Honors Interdisciplinary Track
  • Honors Baccalaureate thesis work (3 credits)
  • Academic Major/Departmental Coursework (36 credits in 2-3 academic areas for Honors Baccalaureate)

Sequence for Continuing and Transfer Students

Year One

  • Take One HNRS prefix General Education Introductory Course (3 credits toward Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar Program)
  • Choose from:
    • HNRS 104 or 150: General Education Introductory-Fine Arts
    • HNRS 105 or 151: General Education Introductory-Humanities
    • HNRS 106 or 152: General Education Introductory-Social/Behavioral Sciences
    • HNRS 107 or 153: General Education Introductory-Math/Natural Sciences
    • Substitute a General Education Advanced Study Seminar HNRS 304/404, 305/405, 306/406, 307/407 with permission from Honors
  • Take HNRS 485: Honors Research and Creative Activity Seminar (3 credits in your second semester toward Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar Program). The HNRS 485 seminar can also be taken in your second year.
  • Choose additional HNRS-prefix or H suffix (department) courses (6 credits toward Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar Program)
  • Select an Honors Interdisciplinary Track (12 credits). Choose from: Leadership, Law and Public Policy, and General (design your own).
  • Academic Major/Departmental coursework

Year Two

  • Complete any remaining coursework in the Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar Program and Honors Interdisciplinary Track
  • Honors Baccalaureate thesis work (3 credits)
  • Academic Major/Departmental Coursework (36 credits in 2-3 academic areas for Honors Baccalaureate)