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The mission of the Honors Program is to create an intensive learning community that will foster academic excellence, encourage civic action, and inspire the University's top students to become strong leaders on campus and in our community.

Honors Program Featured in the UDC freevoice:  “Honors Program Helps Students Explore,” by Melvin Bogard. 

Program Requirements

Honors students must maintain a 3.5 GPA and remain in good standing with the University. Additionally, students must fulfill the following academic and co-curricular requirements:

  1. Pass 7 Honors Courses, including:

    Four (4) Introductory-level Honors Courses in the IGED Program
    Two (2) Intermediate Honors Courses in Major by course contract
    One (1) Senior Capstone Project within the student’s major

    Additionally, each year, all Honors Students must complete 48 hours of service and participate in eight (8) Honors Activities sponsored by the Honors Program.


Honors Program

For more information about the Honors Program, please contact:

Dr. Alexander Howe
Department of English
Building 41, Rm 400-16
phone 202.274.5658

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