Jesup Scott Honors College Program

In order to graduate with the Honors College medallion, a student must:

  • Complete all requirements for an approved degree program within the degree-granting college of his or her major.
  • Complete a minimum of 33 semester hours of Honors courses (or 27 semester hours for students entering UT in Fall 2018 and later).
         Honors courses are of two kinds:
    • those offered by the Honors College and
    • those offered by various departments and degree-granting colleges.
  • Of the 33 (or 27) hours required, three semester hours of Ideas and Society (HON 1010) must be completed by all Honors College students.
  • Depending on the student’s degree-granting college, entering term at UT (before Fall 2018 or after), and chosen curricular track (see below), the remaining Honors hours may include:
    1. HON 1020 (Innovation and Society)
    2. HON 2010 (Multicultural Toledo) or HON 2020 (Multicultural Literatures: The North American Experience) or HON 2030 (Multicultural Literatures: The Non-European World).
    3. One or two Honors upper-division courses, including HON 3010 (Community Engagement) and/or interdisciplinary seminars offered through the Honors College (HON 4950 and HON 4960).
    4. Honors sections of general education courses.
    5. Honors sections of courses offered in the student’s major.
    6. Non‐Honors courses contracted with the course instructor for Honors credit through use of an Honors Learning Contract.
  • Earn a minimum overall UT GPA of 3.3 (a major GPA higher than a 3.3 may be required by the department and a higher cumulative GPA may be required by the student's degree-granting college or department).
  • Complete an Honors thesis or capstone project.
  • Complete any additional requirements for Honors set by the major department or college of the major.

* For a definitive listing of the JSHC requirements by degree-granting college and entering term at UToledo, see the tables at the bottom of this page. For students subject to the new Honors curriculum (who entered UToledo in Fall 2018 or later), a selection should be made between two curricular tracks offered by their degree-granting college. The "Blue track" is designed for students in pre-professional programs with less flexibility for taking HON core courses whereas the "Gold track" is designed for students interested in and able to take a more traditional, liberal arts Honors curriculum. Students pursuing the "Gold track" must also satisfy the "Blue track" requirements for their degree-granting college.
 

Honors College Learning Contracts

Through an Honors Learning Contract, an instructor and a student agree on a more intensive and extensive exploration of course material in a non‐Honors course. By successfully fulfilling the agreement (and other requirements) spelled out in the Honors Learning Contract, the student receives Honors credit for the course. This is marked on the student’s transcript as such after the completion of the semester when the Honors College is notified by the course instructor of the satisfactory completion of the Contract by the student.
 

Jesup Scott Honors College Diploma Requirements by Degree-Granting College


Old Curriculum (For Pre-Fall 2018 Admits)

  A&L BUS ENG HHS JHCOE NSM NUR PHM UC
Ideas and Society & Innovation and Society1 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multicultural Literatures2 One One None One One One One None One
Honors Seminars3 Two One None Two Two Two One None None
Total Honors Hours 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33
Thesis or Capstone Project Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Minimum Cumulative GPA 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3
Departmental Honors Required Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes N/A

A&L: College of Arts & Letters
BUS: John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation
ENG: College of Engineering
HHS: College of Health and Human Services
JHCOE: Judith Herb College of Education
NSM: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
NURS: College of Nursing
PHM: College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
UC:  University College
 

New Curriculum (for Fall 2018 and later Admits) - BLUE TRACK

  A&L BUS ENG HHS JHCOE NSM NUR PHM UC
Ideas and Society Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Innovation and Society Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Multicultural Courses1 Choose One Need 2010 Need 2010 Need 2010 Need 2010 Choose One Need 2010 Need 2010 Choose One
Upper-level Courses2 Choose One Need 3010 Need 3010 Need 3010 Need 3010 Choose One Choose One Need 3010 Choose One
Total Honors Hours 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27
Thesis or Capstone Project Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Minimum Cumulative GPA 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3
Additional Requirements by College/Dept. Yes (Dept. Hon.) Yes (Dept. Hon.) Yes Yes No Yes (Dept. Hon.) Yes Yes (Dept. Hon.) Yes (Dept. Hon.)


New Curriculum (for Fall 2018 and later Admits) - GOLD TRACK

  A&L BUS ENG HHS JHCOE NSM NUR PHM UC
Ideas and Society Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Innovation and Society Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multicultural Courses1 Choose One Need 2010 Need 2010 Need 2010 Need 2010 Choose One Need 2010 Need 2010 Choose One
Upper-level Courses2 Choose Two 3010 & Seminar 3010 & Seminar 3010 & Seminar 3010 & Seminar Choose Two Choose Two 3010 & Seminar Choose Two
Total Honors Hours 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27
Thesis or Capstone Project Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Minimum Cumulative GPA 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3
Additional Requirements by College/Dept. Yes (Dept. Hon.) Yes (Dept. Hon.) Yes Yes No Yes (Dept. Hon.) Yes Yes (Dept. Hon.) Yes (Dept. Hon.)