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Honors Program Curriculum

The Saint Louis University Honors Program requires 24 credit hours, including a combination of enhanced courses and experiential learning opportunities. Eighteen of those credits will be in-class hours while the remaining six will be out-of-class hours.


The Honors Program Curriculum Guide provides an overview of all in-class and out-of-class credit options. Of those options, the following three courses are required for all honors students:

  • HR 1900: Crossroads (three credit hours): An interdisciplinary introductory seminar, Crossroads will introduce you to how honors courses  differ from other courses. It is taken during your first semester in the Honors Program.
  • HR 4930: Honors Senior Seminar (three credit hours): Great Books or another approved upper-level, reading and writing intensive seminar.
  • HR 4960: Honors Senior Capstone (three credit hours): The capstone project is usually undertaken during your senior year and may be linked with a capstone or seminar course in your major or minor. Students submit a capstone proposal to the Honors Program the semester prior to the beginning of the project.

The following honors-only courses will be offered in Fall 2019 and can count toward your honors in-class credit requirement:

Honors Only Courses - Fall 2019
HIST-1110-03H (CRN 13533) - Origins of the Modern World to 1500
HIST-1120-03H (CRN 10462) - Origins of the Modern World, 1500 to Present
PHIL-1050-26H  (CRN 15656) - Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality
PHIL-2050-25H (CRN 15667) - Ethics
THEO-1000-02H (CRN 13535) - Theological Foundations

These courses are reserved for honors program students only.

For more detailed course information and a complete list of honors course offerings for the coming term, refer to Honors Program Dual-Listed Courses.

Staying in the Program

To remain in good standing in the Honors Program, you  must meet the following requirements:

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Earn honors credits every year

If your cumulative GPA drops below 3.5, you will be placed on probationary status. You will work with your honors advisor to develop an improvement plan. Failure to return to good standing will result in dismissal from the Honors Program.

If you meet all of the requirements of the Honors Program, you will graduate with an honors distinction on your transcript.

Important Documents

Online Proposals for Contracts, Internship/Research and Senior Capstone Projects

Other Helpful Documents