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Honors Program


Students must earn an “A” or “B” in a course for it to count as Honors credit. To remain active in the program, students must take at least one Honors course every academic year.

Honor Program Checksheet

General Education

General education Honors courses are designated sections of general education courses that fulfill the University of Montevallo’s general education requirements. These courses vary by semester, but have previously included:

History of World Civilizations for Honors I & II (HIST 103 & HIST 104)
Honors Composition I & II (ENG 103 & ENG 104)
Honors Global Literature (ENG 233 & ENG 234)
Honors Foundations of Oral Communication (COMS 102)
Honors Introduction to Philosophy  (PHIL 111)
Honors Ethics (PHIL 221)
Honors Introductory Sociology (SOC 102)
Honors Nature of Mathematics (MATH 155)
Honors Introductory Biology (BIO107)
Invitation to Listening for Honors (MUS 122)
Honors Introduction to Theatre (THEA 122)
Honors Introductory Spanish I & II (SPN 103 & SPN 104)
Honors Introductory French I & II (FRN 103 & FRN 104)

Specialized Honors Courses

Every semester, Honors students also have the opportunity to take a variety of specialized classes. These courses include:

HNRS 308, a one-credit hour colloquium course that follows the Special Topics model of course design and that is generally open only to Honors students

HNRS 309, a three-credit hour seminar that follows the Special Topics model of course design and is generally cross-listed*

*If Honors students take a course that is cross-listed with HNRS 309, it will not count towards Honors unless they e-mail with the following information: the course designation (ex: ES 300), the course’s cross-listed Honors designation, their grade, and the semester they took the course.