Undergraduate Honors Program

NSU's Undergraduate Honors Program, housed within the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, provides a rich educational experience for highly motivated and high achieving undergraduate students through curricular and co-curricular activities.

In addition to an emphasis on research and small class sizes, the Honors Program takes a well-rounded approach by encouraging students to support and learn from each other in and outside the classroom. It promotes balance by advancing students' personal and professional goals, and it creates unique ways for students to interact with their professors.

Program Benefits
Program Requirements

The Honors Program is a distinct program with requirements of the highest standard of academic achievement and conduct. The program, which includes intensive seminars and honors-level general education classes, is open to freshman, transfer, and current students. Entering students are invited to participate on the basis of prior academic performance. Approximately 10 percent of each year’s entering student class is invited to participate. Admission to the university is a prerequisite for admission to the Honors Program.

To maintain good standing the program, Honors students are required to:

Honors Citations

Students may pursue one or both of the following citations.

General Honors Citation

Those who successfully complete the following General Honors Citation requirements receive a notation of this achievement on their NSU transcripts and a medallion at commencement.

Divisional Honors Citation

Those who successfully complete the following Divisional Honors Citation requirements receive a notation of this achievement on their NSU transcripts and a medallion at commencement.

Students admitted to the Undergraduate Honors Program prior to the fall 2012 semester have distinct program retention and completion requirements. These Honors students should refer to the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog in effect the academic year they entered the Honors Program.

Honors Courses

Honors courses are more interactive, discussion-based, and hands-on than other courses, but are not necessarily more challenging.

Honors students get direct interaction with faculty and are often asked to present portions of the material themselves.

These courses might include a field trip or other hands-on learning experiences not offered in other courses.

Honors seminars (HONR XXXX) are unique courses offered only as Honors courses. Honors sections of regular courses (CHEM 1500H or BIOL 1500H, for example) generally cover the same content as non-Honors sections of courses, but present it in different ways.