Honors in Science is a research based program that prepares students in subjects in the College of Science to excel in future endeavors be they graduate school or outside of academe. As such, the program requires the student to take honors courses from a number of departments within the college so as to broaden their honors experience beyond their major.
Students must complete all the requirements for their major in the College of Science. The courses completed for their degree must include at least 28 hours as follows:
Exception: Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics require 700 on Math and 500 on Critical Reading with a total of at least 1250 with any class rank.
All incoming honors eligible students as defined above are temporarily accepted into the College of Science Honors program. In order to continue to be part of the program, each first year student must have at least a 3.5 GPA, and continue to register for an appropriate honors course(s) to progress through towards the Honors Program. Students beyond first years may enter the program by having at least a 3.5 GPA and making progress towards earning the program requirements.
Each semester, any student who does not have at least a 3.5 GPA will be evaluated for continuance in the program. If they have less than a 3.0 GPA or cannot raise their GPA to at least 3.5 in the next semester, they will be dropped from the program and from any honors courses for which they have registered. Otherwise they will be dropped or put on probation depending on extenuating circumstances.
Addtionally, honors students schedules will be checked each semester against scheduled honors course on their application. Failure to follow the plan, without an approved appeal, will result in removal from the program.