Many CSULB majors provide students with an option to pursue Honors in the Major. Students in General Honors whose major department offers an Honors in the Major option may apply to participate in both programs, in which case the General Honors thesis requirement would be satisfied through the Honors in the Major option. Honors in the Major (minimum of 9 units) consists of a minimum of one upper-division Honors-specific course in the student's major department and a culminating 6-unit senior thesis/project (courses in the major department equivalent to UHP 496 and UHP 498).
Although Honors in the Major requirements may vary among departments, usually they entail independent study, seminar courses, high levels of performance, and senior projects or theses culminating in a broad knowledge of subject matter. Information concerning Honors in the Major is available in the University Honors Program office and in participating departmental offices.
Please contact the department office or the University Honors Program office for information regarding admission. Normally a student must be a declared major, usually with at least sophomore (30 units) standing.
1. Completion of the requirements for the major. (The approval of the department chair and the Departmental Faculty Honors Advisor must be obtained to change any of the general major requirements.)
2. Completion of a minimum of one upper-division Honors-specific course in the student's major department and a culminating 6-unit senior thesis/project (courses in the major department equivalent to UHP 496 and UHP 498).
Students who have failed to enroll in courses for Honors credit for two consecutive semesters will normally be withdrawn from the Program.