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Honors Tracks

University Honors has several tracks to appeal to a wide range of student interests and academic goals.

 

General Honors Track

General Honors Plan I (minimum of 21 units)

This plan is designed for entering freshmen and consists of a minimum of 15 units (e.g. 5 courses) of lower- and upper-division Honors classes (General Education, Major and/or Elective courses).

In addition, students must complete 6 units of a culminating independent scholarly project (UHP 496 Research Participation and UHP 498 Senior Thesis/Project). If an Honors student registers for research and thesis credit through his/her major department, these units may be substituted for UHP 496 and UHP 498.

General Honors Plan II (minimum of 15 units)

This plan is designed for upper-division transfer students and continuing CSULB students and consists of a minimum of 9 units (e.g. 3 courses) of upper-division General Education, major, and/or elective Honors courses.

In addition, students must complete a culminating 6-unit independent scholarly project (UHP 496 Research Participation and UHP 498 Senior Thesis/Project). If an Honors student registers for research and thesis credit through his/her major department, these units may be substituted for UHP 496 and UHP 498.

Engineering Honors Track

Engineering Honors Plan I (minimum of 21 units)

This plan is designed for entering freshmen and consists of a minimum of 18 units (e.g. 9 courses) of lower- and upper-division Honors classes (General Education and Engineering).

In addition, students must complete 3 units of a culminating independent scholarly project (ENGR 498H or UHP 498). Visit the Engineering Honors Track webpage for more information.

Engineering Honors Plan II (minimum of 15 units)

This plan is designed for upper-division transfer students and continuing CSULB students and consists of a minimum of 12 units (e.g. 4 courses) of upper-division General Education and Engineering Honors courses.

In addition, students must complete 3 units of a culminating independent scholarly project (ENGR 498H or UHP 498). Visit the Engineering Honors Track webpage for more information.

College of Business (CBA) Honors Track

CBA Honors Plan I (minimum of 21 units)

This plan is designed for entering freshmen and consists of a minimum of 15 units (typically 5 courses) of lower- and upper-division Honors classes (General Education and Business courses); and a culminating 6-unit independent scholarly project (UHP 496 Research Participation and UHP 498 Senior Thesis/Project).

CBA Honors Plan II (minimum of 15 units)

This plan is designed for upper-division transfer students and continuing CSULB students and consists of a minimum of 9 units (typically 3 courses) of upper-division Honors classes (General Education and Business courses); and a culminating 6-unit independent scholarly project (UHP 496 Research Participation and UHP 498 Senior Thesis/Project).

Global Emphasis Honors Track

Global Emphasis Plan I (minimum of 21 units)

This plan is designed for entering first year students seeking a global learning experience. It consists of a minimum of 15 units of Honors courses (lower- and upper-division General Education, major, and/or electives, which must include at least one Global-designated Honors course); a culminating 6-unit senior thesis/project with a global emphasis (UHP 496, Research Participation, and UHP 498, Senior Thesis/Project); an approved study abroad (e.g. UHP 350) or equivalent experience (e.g. Global Studies Fellowship); and demonstration of 2nd year Language competency (0-16 units).

Global Emphasis Plan II (minimum of 15 units)

This plan is primarily designed for upper-division transfer students and continuing CSULB students seeking a global learning experience. It consists of a minimum of 9 units of upper-division Honors coursework (General Education, major, and/or elective courses, which must include at least one Global-designated Honors class) and a culminating 6-unit senior thesis/project with a global emphasis (UHP 496, Research Participation, and UHP 498, Senior Thesis/Project); an approved study abroad experience (e.g. UHP 350) or equivalent experience (e.g. Global Studies Fellowship), and demonstration of 2nd year Language competency (0-16 units).