- Student Selection and Admission
- Requirements for Arts and Letters Students in the Jesup Scott Honors College
- Retention Standards
- Honors Courses (HON)
- Departmental Honors
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 the full JSHC requirements.
STUDENT SELECTION AND ADMISSION
Students majoring within the College of Arts and Letters may apply to the Jesup Scott Honors College in order to receive College Honors. Admission to the Honors Program of the College of Arts and Letters is competitive and limited to academically talented students. Students entering directly from high school are admitted based on a review of application materials, which include a high school transcript, references, an essay, an extracurricular resume, and ACT or SAT scores. Students with an ACT composite score of 28 or higher (SAT composite of 1240 or higher) and a high school GPA of 3.75 or higher are encouraged to apply. Highly motivated students with an ACT composite of at least 25 (SAT composite of at least 1140) and 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/.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ARTS AND LETTERS STUDENTS IN THE JESUP SCOTT HONORS COLLEGE
In order to graduate with College of Arts and Letters Honors, a student must:
- Complete all requirements for an approved degree program within the college.
- Complete a minimum of 27 semester hours of honors courses
- Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.3.
- Students in the College of Arts and Letters can choose the Gold Track or the Blue Track in consultation with their departmental faculty advisor.
- For full requirements for earning the Honors medallion in the College of Arts and Letters, see the Jesup Scott Honors College:
Note: For a student pursuing more than one major or an interdepartmental major, the departmental honors requirement may be fulfilled through meeting requirements for one of the student’s majors, or in an interdisciplinary manner through a program of selected upper‐division course work.
Students with two majors may earn Departmental Honors in one or both areas of study. They also may pursue an interdisciplinary honors Thesis; permission of the department or program honors advisors is required.
To remain in good standing in the college Honors Program, a student must:
- Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 by the end of the first year (typically at least 30 semester hours); 3.1 by the end of the second year (typically at least 60 semester hours); and 3.2 by the end of the third year (typically at least 90 semester hours).
- Make satisfactory progress toward fulfillment of the requirements for a degree with honors in the college.
HONORS COURSES (HON)
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.
Requirements for departmental honors designations are set by the various College of Arts and Letters departments and are described under the departmental entries in this catalog. All departments, however, require successful completion of an honors thesis or project supervised by a faculty member in that department.
It is possible for a student to fulfill all departmental requirements and earn the departmental honors citation upon graduation without participating in the college Honors Program as part of the University Honors Program. The reverse is not possible, however, as the requirements for departmental honors are an integral part of the college Honors Program.