Honors Humanities Major

Pathway Two: Honors Humanities Major

This pathway is for students accepted into the Honors College as incoming freshmen and who wish to complete two majors: honors humanities and another major within any college or school on campus.

  • Requires 48 units.
  • Allows for completion of two academic majors while still graduating in four years.
  • Results in an honors humanities major, which is not a stand-alone major but complements majors in all other fields of study.
  • Provides a university-approved equivalency of the entire General Education program.
  • Leads to “Honors Scholar” and “Honors Humanities” designations on a student’s diploma and transcript.
  • Includes an Honors College scholarship for all four years, a personal library of classics, early class registration privileges, and the freshman Honors living-learning community.
  • Grants participation in the college’s signature Oxbridge tutorial.

Pathway Three: Honors Humanities Major for Advanced Degrees

This pathway is for students accepted into the Honors College as incoming freshmen, who wish to complete two majors (honors humanities and another major within any college or school on campus), and who intend to pursue an advanced degree in a prestigious graduate or professional school.

  • Requires 59 units.
  • Entails an Honors Thesis (Honors College or discipline-based).
  • Expects mastery of a foreign language at the intermediate level.
  • Allows for completion of two academic majors while still graduating in four years.
  • Results in an honors humanities major, which is not a stand-alone major but complements majors in all other fields of study.
  • Provides a university-approved equivalency of the entire General Education program.
  • Leads to “Honors Scholar with Thesis” and “Honors Humanities” designations on a student’s diploma and transcript.
  • Includes an Honors College scholarship for all four years, a personal library of classics, early class registration privileges, and the opportunity to live in the freshmen Honors living-learning community.
  • Grants participation in the college’s signature Oxbridge tutorial.

Pathway Four: National Merit Scholars and Trustees’ Scholarship Recipients

This is a unique pathway by invitation only for National Merit Scholars and Trustees’ Scholarship recipients that allows them to design an individualized second major.

  • Requires 120 units.
  • Results in an honors humanities major, which is not a stand-alone major but complements majors in all other fields of study.
  • Permits a wholly individualized second major (with approval of the Honors College dean and the respective department chairs).
  • Provides a university-approved equivalency of the entire General Education program.
  • Entails an Honors Thesis (Honors College or discipline-based).
  • Expects mastery of a foreign language at the intermediate level.
  • Leads to “Distinguished Honors Scholar with Thesis” and “Honors Humanities” designations on a student’s diploma and transcript.
  • Includes an Honors College scholarship for all four years, a personal library of classics, early class registration privileges, and the opportunity to live in the freshmen Honors living-learning community.
  • Grants participation in the college’s signature Oxbridge tutorial.

Requirements

HON 101Leadership6
HON 240Core I6
HON 260Core II6
HON 280Core III6
HON 300Core IV6
HON 340Nature6
HON 360Democracy3
HON 380Wisdom3
Select one of the following options:6
Oxbridge Tutorial
or
Oxbridge Tutorial I
and Oxbridge Tutorial II
Total Units48