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General Honors Plan I and II students must complete all University-wide graduation requirements and the requirements for their major. General Honors is itself not a major. Available within the University Honors Program are two alternative General Honors tracks, designed to meet the varying needs of incoming and continuing CSULB students:

1) General Honors Plan I (minimum of 24 lower- and upper- division units) is designed for entering freshmen and consists of a minimum of 18 units of lower- and upper-division General Education, major, and/or elective Honors courses (which may include UHP 100 and UHP 150, but must include at least two of the Los Angeles Studies series of UHP courses: UHP 101, 201, 301, 401) and a culminating 6-unit senior thesis/project in the student's major (UHP 496, Research Participation, and UHP 498, Senior Thesis/Project).

2) General Honors Plan II (minimum of 15 upper-division units) is primarily designed for upper-division transfers from community colleges and continuing CSULB students. General Honors Plan II consists of a minimum of 9 units of upper-division General Education, major, and/or elective Honors courses and a culminating 6-unit senior thesis/project in the student's major (UHP 496, Research Participation, and UHP 498, Senior Thesis/Project).

In addition to completing the number of academic units required for General Honors Plan I or II, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher in Honors and in all University courses attempted to earn an Honors Certificate. Students who fall below this required minimum GPA are placed on inactive status until they have regained a GPA of 3.00 or higher. Additionally, students who have failed to enroll in courses for Honors credit for two consecutive semesters are not considered in good standing and will normally be withdrawn from the Program. Demonstrated lack of engagement in the CSULB Honors community as well as dishonest behavior/plagiarism are also grounds for dismissal from the University Honors Program


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