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To graduate "with Honors" from the college of your chosen major, a student must complete a total of at least 24 hours of Honors coursework before completion of their undergraduate degree. A minimum of 18 of these hours will come from General Honors Coursework which can include the First-Year Experience/Learning Community Group courses, conventional Honors sections at any level, and Honors Enhanced (HE+) courses.  In addition to the 18 hours of General Honors Coursework, students will also complete at least one 3000-level Honors Seminar and one 4000-level Honors Seminar.




General Coursework


General coursework consists of a minimum of 18 hours of Honors courses. Any course offered by the Honors College may count in this section. Students typically take Honors courses that fulfill TTU core curriculum or lower-level degree requirements. Honors advisors work with students one-on-one to create an Honors plan that works efficiently with each student's degree plan.

  • The First-Year Experience Program is a requirement within the General Coursework for students who enter the Honors College as an incoming first-year student. Please visit the First-Year Experience Requirement page for more information.

  • Honors Enhanced (HE+) courses can apply toward the General Honors coursework requirement.

  • Additional upper-level Honors Seminars--once the Seminar requirement has been met--can also apply toward the General Honors coursework requirement.


3000 and 4000-level Honors Seminars


Upper-level Honors Seminars are courses in which Honors students demonstrate their ability to articulate their thoughts in discussion with others as well as in writing; read complex texts closely for meaning; and appreciate and respond appropriately to the interrelatedness of disciplines and the complexity of problems. Toward these ends, all Honors students are required to take at least one 3000-level Honors seminar and one 4000-level Honors seminar—in addition to the 18 hours of General Honors Coursework. The 3000- and 4000-level Honors Seminars must be conventional Honors sections as designated in the Honors Course Booklet released each semester; they cannot be contracted, substituted, or completed as Honors Enhanced (HE+).




Honors College