Honors-By-Contract (HBC) is an option for Honor students who are 1 or 2 classes short of graduating with an Honors Diploma. Students may not take more than one HBC per semester. HBC is not an option if a section of that course is currently running in Honors. In addition, Honors by Contract may be available to students in independent study in advanced courses.
Students make take a regular section of a desired course for Honors credit if:
- The course is not offered in the Honors Program schedule of courses
- The professor teaching the course agrees to assign the student an Honors Project in addition to the regular course requirements, and agrees to mentor the student
- The Honors-by-Contract form is completed and signed at the beginning and end of the semester. The contract stipulates all required provisions in detail.
The student and professor must complete sections of the form and then it must be brought to the Department Chair for approval. Once approved by a Department Chair, the student must then bring the form to the Honors Office in A-336. An Honors Director will make the final determination if the contract will go into effect. Once all final approvals have been established and the contract goes into effect, the professor must return the completed form with the student’s grade to the Honors Office and also a copy to Lynne Richardson in A-129 at the end of the semester.
To Print a copy of Honors by contract application, please click here.
For specific Math Honors by contract requirements, please click here.