Graduation Requirements

The official MU transcript for a student successfully completing these requirements will state that s/he has graduated with University Honors through the Honors College.

Honors students are required to complete a total of 24 credit hours in Honors as follows:

  • FYS 100H (3 credit hours) – First-Year Seminar
  • HON 200 (3 credit hours) – Second-Year Seminar
  • 2 required Honors Seminars (HON 480 sections at 3 credit hours each)
  • 12 additional credit hours achieved through some combination of the following:
    • additional Honors Seminars
    • Honors [H] courses – As introductory courses regularly offered by various departments to Honors students
    • HON 488 – Honors College Student Association (HCSA) Steering Committee (an MU SGA recognized organization)
    • HON 484 – The Honors Oracle (newsletter)
    • HON 485/486 – Honors independent study
    • H-option – In contract with an instructor to enhance a non-Honors course
    • study abroad (may be substituted for 3-6 credit hours)

Honors students are required to maintain at least a 3.30 GPA to be in Good Standing with the Honors College (see below)

Honors Academic Standing

Good Standing
A student is in good standing with the Honors College with an overall grade point average that is at least 3.30.

Academic Probation
Whenever a student’s grade point average is below 3.30, the student will be placed on academic probation status with the Honors College, and be asked to meet with an Honors Advisor. If the overall GPA is 3.30 or above at the end of the probation semester, the student will return to Good Standing in the Honors College.

After one semester on academic probation, students who fail to achieve a 3.30 overall grade point average will be dismissed from the Honors College. Students who receive a GPA below 3.00 for courses they take in their first semester at Marshall will be dismissed from the Honors College.

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