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Program Requirements

Honors Plan I and II students must complete all respective plan requirements, all University-wide graduation requirements, and the requirements for their major. Honors is itself not a major.

1) Honors Plan I (minimum of 21 lower- and upper- division units) is designed for entering freshmen and consists of a minimum of 15 units of lower- and upper-division General Education, major, and/or elective Honors courses and a culminating 6-unit senior thesis/project (UHP 496, Research Participation, and UHP 498, Senior Thesis/Project).

2) Honors Plan II (minimum of 15 upper-division units) is primarily designed for upper-division transfers from community colleges and continuing CSULB students. 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 (UHP 496, Research Participation, and UHP 498, Senior Thesis/Project).

In addition to completing the number of academic units required for 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 these required minimums are placed on Honors Probation until they have regained a GPA of 3.00 or higher in all GPA calculations. 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in courses for Honors credit for two consecutive semesters are not considered in good standing and will normally be withdrawn from the Program.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 or dishonest behavior/plagiarism are also grounds for dismissal from the University Honors Program.


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