General Education Curriculum Overview

The Honors Program has two entry points: Freshman entry, under 40 credits of earned college coursework, or Junior entry, over 40 credits of earned college coursework. Students who enter the program as a Freshman will complete three General Education courses in Honors. These courses can be identified in the class schedule by the letter "H" in the fourth position of the course number (PHIL 205H for example). Students who enter the program as a Junior, do not have General Education requirements. Honors core classes carry the HONR prefix. Courses may change each semester based on student needs and departmental resources. Each student will meet with the Honors Advisor to determine the best coursework path. 

Honors Colloquium

Overview

A required course in the UVU Honors Program curriculum, Colloquium engages students in a series of intellectually and culturally enriching events both on and off campus. These include lectures, theatrical and musical performances, daylong and overnight outdoor education trips, as well as service and research activities. Students must attend the once-weekly class regularly, attend all required events, at least three optional events they select during sign-up week, and participate in a research group / service project of their choosing.

All students entering the Honors Program are required to take 2 OR 3 semesters of Honors Colloquium (HONR 100R), depending on the students' entry point. Freshmen (having earned fewer than 60 credits) are required to take Colloquium 3 times in their first two years. Juniors entering the Program (having earned 60 credits or more) are required to take Colloquium twice in their first year.

Main Objectives

  • Introduce students to excellence in cultural expression in Utah
  • Develop an appreciation for a multiplicity of cultural expressions
  • Foster an intellectually-engaged community among UVU Honors students

Ancient and Modern Legacies

Overview

HONR 2000 (Ancient Legacies) and HONR 2100 (Modern Legacies) form the backbone of the Honors Core. Taken by incoming Honors students in their first two semesters in the program, Legacies courses connect students with their peers in the Honors Program and prepare them for the intellectual habits and skills that will help them graduate with Honors. Legacies courses qualify as elective GE credit for all degree programs and Ancient Legacies satisfies Humanities (HH) credit.