Honors Requirements

General Requirements for the Honors Program:

  1. Maintain an overall GPA of 3.2 or higher
  2. Complete at least 3 Honors credits prior to the end of your Sophomore year
  3. Demonstrate conduct befitting an Honors student
  4. Successful completion of Honors coursework with a grade of B or better prior to graduation following the specifics outlined below:

    Honors Requirements Chart

Honors Schedule of Requirements by Year:

Freshman Year  Freshmen Honors Students are required to take HNRS 200, a 1.0 credit, introductory Honors course.  Students must earn a minimum grade of ‘B‘ in order to fulfill this requirement.  You are not permitted to drop your HNRS 200 class; nor can you switch sections.  HNRS 200 is a great opportunity to explore a subject that is different than what you are learning within your major courses—so enjoy it! You may find interest in a topic you never thought you would. 

Sophomore Year  You must complete at least one 3.0 credit Honors Course by the end of your second year (can be completed freshman year). There are a few ways of earning Honors credit that will fulfill this requirement: Honors sections, Honors Colloquia, Honors Options or Great Works Symposium courses.  Failure to complete this Honors credit requirement will result in your dismissal from the Honors Program.

Pre-Junior/Junior Year  There are no specific requirements for you to complete by the end of your Pre-Junior/Junior year.  However, you should be taking Honors courses during this time to ensure you complete the requirements to graduate from the Pennoni Honors College.

Senior Year  If you intend to graduate with Honors or with Distinction, you should first review the  requirements for graduation from the Pennoni Honors College, and then contact the Honors Program staff: Carly Meluney, to ensure you are on the right track.   

Transfer Students   You must complete at least one 3.0 credit Honors Course within your first academic year at Drexel University.  There are several ways to earn Honors credit that will fulfill this requirement:  Honors sections, Honors Colloquia, Honors Options, or Great Works Symposium courses.  Failure to complete this Honors requirement will result in your dismissal from the Honors Program.

 

Failure to meet any of these minimum requirements may result in Honors Probation or dismissal from the Honors Program.