Program Requirements

Learn more about the University Honors Program requirements and how you can achieve your academic goals.


Six Classes

Six Honors courses (at least three credits per class):

  • At least three classes outside major.
  • At least one University Honors Seminar.
  • One Honors Capstone independent study project.

Tip: You can double up! One class can cover multiple requirements.


Four Honors Engaged Experiences

Achieve Full University Honors status by completing four Honors Engaged experiences.


Two Electives

Two classes, two Engaged Experiences experiences or one of each.


Minimum 3.30 Grade Point Average

You must maintain a 3.30 minimum overall GPA in order to remain active and take advantage of the program benefits.

Three Classes

Three Honors courses (at least three credits per class):

  • At least one class outside major.
  • At least one University Honors Seminar.
  • Honors Capstone independent study project is optional.

Tip: You can double up! One class can cover multiple requirements.


Two Honors Engaged Experiences

Achieve Associate University Honors status by completing two Honors Engaged experiences.


One Elective

One class or one Engaged experience.


Minimum 3.30 Grade Point Average

You must maintain a 3.30 minimum overall GPA in order to remain active and take advantage of the program benefits.


This Policies and Procedures reference document further outlines program guidelines for Honors students, including probation and drop procedures, curriculum specifics and scholarship requirements.

Contact Us

University Honors Program 
Campus Life Building 110
DeKalb, IL 60115

815-753-0694
honors@niu.edu

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