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Honors Program Completion Requirements

These requirements take effect for students who entered the Honors Program in Summer B 2012 or later. Students who entered the program prior to Summer B 2012 may complete either the old requirements or these. Questions about Honors Completion that are not addressed here should be directed to Dr. Johnson.

Overview
  1. Earn 8 academic points
  2. Earn 6 enrichment points
  3. Graduate with Honors in the major
  4. Submit a portfolio documenting these requirements
Students who meet these requirements will receive a notation on their official UF transcript and a medallion to wear at commencement. 

This chart provides a simple overview of the requirements.


Portfolio Requirement
The Honors Portfolio must be submitted by the published deadline in the semester in which a student is graduating. Components include:

  • Coversheet
  • Unofficial Transcript printed from ISIS
  • Documentation for Academic points earned
  • Documentation for Enrichment points earned
Late / incomplete portfolios will not be accepted. The deadline will be published in the Honors Daily each semester.

Find the coversheet and documentation instructions here.



Point values for Honors activities

Academic:

Activities worth 1 Honors point

  • 1- or 2-credit Honors course (grade of B or higher) (Note: Science For Life does not count as an Honors course) 
  • Apply for a nationally competitive scholarship or fellowship (e.g., Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, Fulbright) 
  • Induction into Phi Beta Kappa or Phi Kappa Phi 
  • A publication in a refereed undergraduate journal (e.g. UF Journal of Undergraduate Research)
  • Complete a minor or certificate
  • A regional conference presentation in a discipline relevant to the student’s major (note: university-level conferences do not count)
  • Serve as an undergraduate teaching assistant (note: a maximum of 1 point is allowed)

  • Activities worth 2 Honors points

    • 3+ credit Honors course (grade of B or higher)
    • Graduate course (grade of B or higher)
    • A publication in a refereed professional journal
    • Complete a second major 
    • Faculty-directed independent study or research (note: a maximum of 4 points is allowed)
    • An inter/national conference presentation in a discipline relevant to the student’s major
    Activities worth 3 Honors points
    • Complete an Honors thesis / project / portfolio as part of requirements to graduate magna cum laude or summa cum laude
    • For students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, complete the CALS upper-division Honors Program 
    Enrichment:

    Activities worth 1 Honors point
    Activities worth 2 Honors points
    • Six-week summer or semester study abroad approved by UFIC
    • Complete at least 50 hours of community service (documentation required, hours may come from multiple sources) (note: a maximum of 2 points is allowed)
    • Complete an internship at least 45 hours in duration (note: a maximum of 4 points for 2 unique internships is allowed)


    Please note that IDH 4912/4917 Honors Research, IDH 4905 Independent Study, and IDH 4940 Internships do not count as  Honors courses for completion requirements. Rather, they serve as proof on your transcript of completing research and internship activities.