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Academics: Honors

Graduate with honors in communication arts and sciences

Digital communication

To graduate with honors in digital communication, one must:

Earn a grade of B+ or better in six honors courses (to total at least 18 semester hours) including at least two courses in the digital communication major, one of which must be a 300-level course.  To have a course count as an honors course, the student and professor must create a contract for honors work.  At least two honors courses must be outside of CAS.

    • maintain a GPA of 3.5 both in the digital communication major and overall.

    • present to the department or to the public an honors paper or project in one’s senior year, usually during the spring semester.

Film and media studies

To graduate with honors in film and media studies one must:

Earn a grade of B+ or better in six honors courses, to total at least 18 semester hours, including at least two courses in the film and media major, one of which must be a 300-level course. To have a course count as an honors course, the student and professor must create a contract for honors work. At least two honors courses must be outside of CAS.

    • maintain a GPA of 3.5 both in the film and media major and overall.

    • present to the department an honors paper in one’s senior year, usually during the spring semester.

Organizational communication

To graduate with honors in organizational communication on must:

Earn a grade of B+ or better in at least six honors courses (18 hours) overall with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.  To have a course count as an honors course, the student and professor must create a contract for honors work. 

    • earn a grade of B+ or better in at least two honors courses in BUS and two in CAS

    • complete at least two honors courses outside the major (i.e. neither CAS nor BUS).

    • present an honors thesis or project either in BUS 390H with a grade of at least B (3.0) or a CAS 300-level course, with a presentation to the CAS department.

Speech pathology and audiology

To graduate with honors in speech pathology and audiology one must:

Earn a grade of B+ or better in six honors courses, to total at least 18 semester hours, including at least two courses in the SPAUD major, one of which must be a 300-level course.  To have a course count as an honors course, the student and professor must create a contract for honors work.  At least two honors courses must be outside of CAS.

    • maintain a GPA of 3.5 both in the SPAUD major and overall.

    • present to the department, or to the public, an honors paper or pilot project in one’s senior year, usually during the spring semester.

Strategic communication

To graduate with honors in strategic communication one must:

Earn a grade of B+ or better in six honors courses, to total at least 18 semester hours, including at least two courses in the strategic communication major, one of which must be a 300-level course.  To have a course count as an honors course, the student and professor must create a contract for honors work.  At least two honors courses must be outside of CAS.

    • maintain a GPA of 3.5 both in the strategic communication major and overall.

    • present to the department an honors paper in one’s senior year, usually during the spring semester.

Theatre

To graduate with honors in theatre one must:

Eearn a grade of B+ or better in six honors courses, to total at least 18 semester hours, including at least two courses in the theatre major, one of which must be a 300-level course.  To have a course count as an honors course, the student and professor must create a contract for honors work.  At least two honors courses must be outside of CAS.
    • maintain a GPA of 3.5 both in the theatre major and overall.

    • present to the department, or to the public, an honors paper or creative project in one’s junior or senior year.

The communication arts and sciences department regularly offers honors sections of CAS 101 and CAS 140. Other courses may be taken for honors credit by arrangement with the professor.

If you are interested in graduating with honors in a major within CAS, discuss these requirements with your adviser.

See the Honors Program for more details on honors requirement.