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General Education Requirements for Honors Scholars Students - 1H2

To fulfill the General Education requirement, the Honors Scholars student will take at least 30 semester hours. Of these, a minimum of 8 courses to total at least 24 credit hours must be in the Breadth Areas. At least one course with at least three credit hours must be taken from each of the following Breadth Areas: Fine and Performing Arts, Humanities, Information and Communication in Society, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences. No more than 9 hours may be taken at the 111 level. Questions arising as to whether certain courses count toward the fulfillment of Breadth Area requirements will be resolved by the Honors Scholars Coordinator in consultation with the student's advisor.

To complete their 30 hours, Honors Scholars students will be required to take three semester hours of an Honors Scholars Seminar (HONS 120) which includes work on composition and oral communication and is required of all entering Honors Scholars freshman students. Honors Scholars students will also be required to take three semester hours of an interdisciplinary honors seminar (HONS 320).

Honors Scholars students will be required to complete a course or an approved project or activity for each of the following Experiences: (i) Global Cultures, (ii) United States Cultures, (iii) Health, and (iv) Laboratory. These courses will be allowed to fulfill the appropriate Breadth Area requirements.

The above requirement cannot be satisfied by Foundations courses.

Transfer students accepted as Honors Scholars must meet the requirements outlined above through courses accepted for transfer or through University courses approved by the College or School Honors Scholars Coordinator or the Honors Scholars Program Coordinator. This stipulation also applies to SIUE students accepted as Honors Scholars after their first semester at SIUE.

Approved by Chancellor effective 6/14/12
This policy was issued on July 30, 2012, replacing the April 4, 2003 version.
Document Reference: 1H2
Origin: CC 23-82/83; CC 4-91/92; CC 34-91/92; CC 13-96/97; CC 1-98/99; CC 2-00/01; CC 21-02/03; CC 13-11/12