Honors in Discipline Admissions

Admission Requirements:   (Effective as of 12/15/12)

New Incoming Freshman Applicants

Entering freshmen must have a high school GPA of 3.5 (4.0 scale) AND a minimum ACT composite of 28 or SAT composite of 1280 (new SAT standard of 1880).


Current Student Applicants

Submit your application and support forms from two CBAT faculty members whose classes you have attended by November 1st for spring admission or by April 1st for fall admission. Your full application will be reviewed by the CBAT Honors-in-Discipline Director and/or the Honors-in-Discipline faculty committee. Students may apply only once; further applications will not be considered.


Returning/Transfer Applicants

Students who wish to enter the HID program as a second degree seeking student, or as a transfer student, must have a minimum of 3.5 GPA overall and be able to complete a minimum of four full 15-credit hour semesters of coursework. At least 18 to 21 hours (depending on your major) of Honors coursework must be completed; enhanced courses may be used to satisfy no more than six credits of the required hours (upon approval of the CBAT HID Director). No course enhancements may be substituted for the student's Research Methods or Honors Thesis courses. Students who cannot meet these requirements will not be admitted into the HID Program. Students may apply only once; further applications will not be considered.


Retention and Graduation Requirements:

• Scholarship holders must take a minimum 15 semester hours in all but the thesis semester.

• Each semester HID students maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.5 to remain in good standing within the CBAT HID program.

• Graduation with honors designation requires a 3.5 GPA, completion of designated Honors coursework and General Education requirements, and an orally presented senior Honors thesis (six credit hours), receiving a grade of B or higher.

• University Honors Scholars that are also College of Business and Technology Honors Scholars are only required to complete one six credit hour thesis to fulfill the thesis expectations of both programs.

Note:  No retroactive credit will be given for any Honors courses taken prior to acceptance into the Honors-in-Discipline program in the College of Business and Technology.