- The Honors Program is housed in the College of Arts & Sciences.
- It is open to all students, but courses focus on liberal-arts fields of inquiry, and are taught by faculty in the humanities and the social sciences.
- It consists of both curricular and co-curricular elements.
Three credit-bearing courses (9 credits):
IDH 4000 Honors Seminar (4 credits)
IDH 4950 Honors Project (2 credits)
IDH 4970 Honors Thesis (3 credits)
Two honors events:
A “Scholars Evening” in the fall
An “Honors Colloquium" in the spring
- The program is designed for completion in two years.
- Students are selected in the fall of each year to begin the honors program in the spring.
- The topic of the team-taught seminar each spring varies, as does the faculty team.
- By the second year of the program, there will be at least four honors faculty members, from four different disciplines. This will allow at least an alternating of two different seminars focused on two different pairings of disciplines.
- Students who satisfactorily complete an honor’s thesis project are noted as
graduating with honors.
The curriculum for the Honors Program at USF Sarasota-Manatee is designed to
provide students with an enriched, interdisciplinary undergraduate experience in
the company of like-minded “scholars” who desire to study at an advanced level.
The team-taught seminar and the small-group directed readings course develop in
students the ability to pursue independent research. Through the mentored
experience of writing an undergraduate thesis and discussing it in an academic
presentation, honors students have the opportunity to present original argument
with scholarly authority and integrity.
Honors Program - Home
Honors Application and Recommendation Form
Honors Seminar (IDH 4000)
Honors Project (IDH 4950)
Honors Thesis (IDH 4970)