Montana State University

Honors College

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172140
Bozeman, MT 59717-2140

Tel: (406) 994-4110
Fax: (406) 994-6747
E-mail: honors@montana.edu
Location: QUAD F, 7th & Harrison

Dean:

Dr. Ilse-Mari Lee

Honors College Degree Requirements

Honor students may qualify for one of the three designations on their official transcript as graduates of the Honors College by satisfactorily passing Honors courses as outlined below. In addition to these requirements, each level designation also requires two semesters of a single second language or adequately passing a language test administered by the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). To access the Honors Graduation application form, Click here.

HIGHEST DISTINCTION
Honors Baccalaureate, Summa Cum Laude
(3.7 CUMULATIVE GPA)


HONR 201 and HONR 202 "Texts and Critics"

8 Credits
1 Upper-Division Honors Seminar 4 Credits
A Second Upper-Division Honors Seminar
OR HONR 450 Tutorial* (Student Fellow)
4-6 Credits
Honors Thesis (May be in Major or in Honors) 3 Credits
Other Honors Courses** 9 Credits (or 13 using HONR 301)
Minimum Highest Distinction Credits 28 Credits

DISTINCTION
Honors Baccalaureate, Magna Cum Laude
(3.5 CUMULATIVE GPA)

Dr. Ilse-Mari Lee and Associate Provost David Singel congratulate
students during the 2012
commencement ceremony.

HONR 201 and HONR 202 "Texts and Critics"

8 Credits


1 Upper-Division Honors Seminar 4 Credits
A Second Honors Seminar, HONR 450 Tutorial* (Student Fellow) OR Honors Thesis (May be in Major or in Honors) 4-6 Credits
Other Honors Courses** 4 Credits (or 8 using HONR 301)
Minimum Distinction Credits 20 Credits

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
Honors Baccalaureate, Cum Laude
(3.5 CUMULATIVE GPA)

NOTE: TRANSFER/UPPER CLASS STUDENTS may substitute HONR 301 for HONR 201/202 pending Dean approval signature.

HONR 201 and HONR 202 "Texts and Critics" 8 Credits
1 Upper-Division Honors Seminar, HONR 450 Tutorial*,
OR
Honors Thesis (May be in Major or in Honors)
4-6 Credits
Other Honors Courses** 4 Credits (or 8 using HONR 301)
Minimum Academic Achievement Credits 16 Credits

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*HONR 450 Tutorial: (1) Student Fellow can be in "Texts and Critics" or in an upper-division Honors seminar.  May not repeat in "Texts and Critics" for graduation requirement. (2) Independent study with faculty member by contract.

**Honors Courses:  Any Honors courses including upper-division Honors seminars, tutorials*, contracts, special topics, Great Expeditions, Mentoring Gifted Children, additional thesis credits, and Honors Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, Psychology, Economics, Math, Music, Physics, and Sociology.

Music trio for 2012 Honors Commencement ceremony.   Elizabeth Flesch, 2012 Honors Graduate,
addresses the Class of 2012.
Ceremony photos courtesy of Joe Shaw