- Departmental Honors in Arts and Letters
- Student Selection and Admission for the Jesup Scott Honors College
- Requirements for the Jesup Scott Honors College
- Honors Courses (HON)
Honors work in the College of Arts and Letters is available to academically talented and highly motivated students. Students may pursue Departmental Honors only, offered by individual departments within the college, or they may pursue College Honors, which is offered in conjunction with the Jesup Scott Honors College and requires students to complete both Departmental Honors and the full JSHC requirements.
All departments in the College of Arts and Letters offer Departmental Honors, which requires the successful completion of an honors thesis, creative activity, or original research project in the student's major that is supervised by a faculty member in that department. Each College of Arts and Letters department sets its own specific requirements for Departmental Honors, and those requirements are described under the departmental entries in this catalog. Students who meet the criteria for Departmental Honors in their major can pursue Departmental Honors without being enrolled in the Jesup Scott Honors College.
Students majoring within the College of Arts and Letters may apply to the Jesup Scott Honors College in order to receive College Honors. Students entering directly from high school are admitted based on a review of application materials, which include a high school transcript, references, an essay, and an extracurricular resume. Students with a high school GPA of 3.75 or higher are encouraged to apply. Highly motivated students with a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 also are considered for admission to the program.
Currently enrolled University of Toledo students and transfer students may apply for admission to the College Honors Program if they have completed at least 15, but not more than 60, graded semester hours of college work, and earned a minimum GPA of 3.3 (4.0 scale).
Students are admitted to the College Honors program on a space-available basis. For further details on the Jesup Scott Honors College, please see: http://www.utoledo.edu/honors/.
Please see the Jesup Scott Honors College requirements here for a full overview: https://catalog.utoledo.edu/undergraduate/jesup-scott-honors/jesup-scott-honors-college-program/
Note that College of Arts and Letters students enrolled in the Jesup Scott Honors College are required to take Departmental Honors as part of the JSHC curriculum. Double majors in JSHC need fulfill Departmental Honors in only one of their majors.
Honors courses are of two kinds - those offered by the Jesup Scott Honors College and those offered by various departments and colleges. Consult the appropriate portion of this catalog for a listing.