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Many IU schools and departments offer honors programs of their own for
their undergraduate majors, and many Hutton Honors College students
choose to pursue these programs. Our students may also, if they choose, earn a General Honors
Notation from the Hutton Honors College. This notation signifies outstanding
performance in a broad, liberal arts curriculum and will appear on the
official transcript and on the diploma.
To earn this notation, students must successfully complete the
following general honors program:
Effective immediately: the practice of treating schools other than the College of Arts & Sciences (COLL) as one department will be modified. Instead, each department within each school will be considered as a separate department. For example, students in the Kelley School of Business (BUS) or the School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) may take up to 15 hours of approved honors courses in BUS or SPEA, as long as there are NO MORE THAN 6 credit hours in any one department. Students are strongly encouraged to take a breadth of Honors courses, across a number of departments, to fulfill the General Honors Notation.
Prior to your graduation date, please submit an application to the Hutton Honors College, attesting to the completion of the notation requirements. Please *click here* to download the application as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file.
1 For each thirty (30) hours of documented community service, students will receive one 1 "credit equivalent" toward the 18 credits required for receipt of the General Honors Notation up to a maximum of 3 credits. For additional information on this option, please consult the HHC Community Service Program Page.
2Students may fulfill 3 of these 18 credits by completing 2 semesters of non-honors class work in the study of a culture other than those of Modern West Europe. Courses may be selected from the following areas of study:
Ancient Greece and Rome Latin American Cultures Sub-Saharan African Cultures Islamic Culture Indian Cultures of the Americas Central Eurasian Cultures Russian and East European Cultures East Asian Cultures
Such courses might be in literature, political science, archaeology, history, sociology, anthropology and art history. As an alternative to the above, a student may fulfill 3 credits of this requirement by completing 4 semesters of a language other than Eastern European or Western European languages.
3Students may fulfill 3 credits by completing 1 academic year of study (students who attend a full schedule of classes in a foreign language other than English in a foreign university receive 1 additional credit, for a total of 4 credits), 2 credits for 1 semester, 1 credit for summer (minimum of 4 weeks).