GENERAL HONORS PROGRAM

Over the past four decades since its foundation, the General Honors Program has grown. The program coordinates courses and sections each semester at the introductory through advanced levels, in a wide variety of fields in all colleges and schools of the University. In general, Honors courses are small classes taught as seminars with emphasis on interactive learning and discussion.

ADMISSION TO GENERAL HONORS

The University of Miami Honors Programs takes the initiative to invite the top 10% of the entering freshman class to join the General Honors Program.  On receipt of an invitation, there is no further action required on the part of the student. 

RETENTION AND REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION WITH GENERAL HONORS

To remain in the General Honors Program a student must maintain an overall academic average of 3.500 and complete at least two Honors courses (six credits) per academic year.

To graduate with General Honors, a student must satisfy at least 24 credits in General Honors courses with a grade of “B” or better and have an overall grade point average of 3.500. Twelve of the 24 credits must be in courses at the 200 level or above. No more than 12 credits in the student’s major may be counted toward the 24 credits in General Honors.

WITHDRAWAL, DISMISSAL, AND REINSTATEMENT TO GENERAL HONORS

Students may withdraw from the program at any time at their discretion. They should notify the Honors Office in writing of their intention to withdraw. Honors students grade point averages and general performance are reviewed each academic year. Any student who fails to maintain the required cumulative grade point average or fails to take the required number of Honors credits will be excused from the program. Students may re-enter the program when their grade point average reaches 3.500; however, students must inform the Honors Office of the improved average and of their interest in re-entering the program.