Curriculum (H1-H8)

Curriculum (H1-H8)

Honors Course Requirements

The Honors College has eight Honors Course Requirements which are detailed in the following table. Students must earn a B or better in an Honors Course in order for it to count towards their H1-H8 requirements. The eight courses are not extra courses. These are enhanced courses that will satisfy a student's major requirements. To see how these requirements fit into your major's requirements, look at the Honors Curriculum sheets in the UMass Lowell online Academic Catalog.

Requirement Can be met by earning a B or better.
H1 HON 110 First Year Seminar in Honors
If necessary, this may be replaced by taking a dedicated honors AH/SS general education course.
H2 Honors College Writing II
If necessary, this may be replaced by taking a Dedicated Honors AH/SS general education course.
H3 Any Dedicated Honors Course.
H4 Either:
  • Honors Seminar or
  • Honors General Education course (but not from the same Dept. as H3)
H5 Either:
  • 300/400 level Honors-By-Contract
  • 300/400 level Dedicated Honors Course
  • Graduate Course
H6 Honors Seminar
H7 Either:
  • Independent study leading to an Honors Thesis
  • Independent study leading to an Honors Project
  • Project based capstone course w/ Honors add-on (see Honors Advisor)
  • 300/400 level Dedicated Honors Course
  • Graduate course
H8 Either:
  • Independent study leading to an Honors Thesis
  • Independent study leading to an Honors Project
  • Project based capstone course w/ Honors add-on (see Honors Advisor)

Note: Any deviation from the H1-H8 requires an approved Honors College Petition form.