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Standard Honors Program Curriculum

Four-Year Plan

Some exceptions to this standard plan may be made for students who, for instance, join the Honors Program after matriculating, who participate in other Honors College programs, or who follow a specialized "Honors track" established by the Honors Program and some other Baylor academic unit. See the Honors Program Student Handbook for details.

Year of Study
Fall Term
Spring Term
First Year of Study

FYS 1399: First-Year Seminar
(Honors)

Additional Honors unit

GTX 2301: Intellectual Tradition
of the Ancient World (Honors)

Additional Honors unit

Second Year of Study

GTX 2302: Medieval Intellectual Tradition
(Honors)

Additional Honors unit

HON 3200: Colloquium I


Additional Honors unit

Third Year of Study

(HON 3100: Advanced Readings & Research I may begin this semester)

Additional Honors unit
(upper level)

HON 3100 and 3101:
Advanced Readings & Research

Additional Honors unit
(upper level)

Fourth Year of Study

HON 4V87:
Honors Thesis (2 credit hrs)

Additional Honors unit
(upper level)

HON 4V87:
Honors Thesis (2 credit hrs)

Incoming Honors students for whom a First-Year Seminar is unavailable or otherwise inadvisable may, with the consent of program staff, enroll in some other Honors-designated course to satisfy this first-semester requirement.

Some Honors juniors may enroll in the required Advanced Readings/Research hours throughout the third year, one each in the fall and spring terms, rather than taking them concurrently in the spring, as shown above.

Credit for additional Honors units may be earned by enrolling in other available Honors-designated courses (including Honors courses-by-contract) that are offered in various academic schools and departments.



[Curriculum overview revised and ratified by Honors Program Committee, Sept. 2010]