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CU Honors College

Departmental Honors

The purpose of Departmental Honors is to provide Honors students a unique opportunity to do advanced, in-depth study and research within an academic discipline.

Specific requirements are set by the student's department; however, in most cases, students will complete a thesis, portfolio of creative works or major research project under the guidance of a faculty member or committee of faculty.

Departmental Honors is typically completed during your junior and/or senior years, depending on the requirements set by the department. However, permission may be granted for Departmental Honors to be earned in an area of study other than that of the student's major.

Honors courses can be counted towards either General Honors or Departmental Honors but not for both General and Departmental Honors.