Honors courses are smaller, more challenging, and designed specifically for high achievers like you. Many Honors courses also fulfill the expectations of the university's RISE initiative, with elements of research, international, service, and experiential learning.
RISE to the IUPUI challenge
When you RISE to the IUPUI Challenge, you're enhancing what happens in the classroom, then reflecting on what you learned. Honors Scholars receive academic credit by engaging on this level, and all RISE courses are documented on your transcript.
Each undergraduate student is challenged to include two of the four RISE experiences—research, international experience, service learning, and experiential learning—into their degree programs. We expect Honors Scholars to do them all.
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[Words appear: Faculty Support with Leah Van Antwerp]
[Screen fades to Leah sitting in room at the Honors College]
[Leah speaks: I love it. I think it’s definitely made my college experience unique and a lot stronger than other peoples who might not be in the Honors College. I definitely have a lot of support, and I think that’s one of the most important things that I’ve gotten. I know I have faculty members who are willing to support me, who I can talk to about my ideas. I know I have great advising; I have great mentoring relationships. I also think that framework and that foundation of academic success that I had coming into it to be into the Honors College has really helped me in my college career. I’ve been a lot more experienced, and it’s really helped me succeed in my classes. Because IUPUI is smaller than some of the other IU campuses, we are able to have one-on-one relationships with faculty, and we get to do a lot of neat research experiences, which is something that is so important to go onto graduate school. All of my conversations that have influenced my passion for going into higher education have come from conversations with honors college faculty and staff.]
Earn honors credit in any course
Honors contracts allow students to earn honors credit in a regular course. You'll work with the professor to create an honors project that must be completed in addition to the regular coursework. Honors credit will appear on your transcript, and the grade you receive for the honors project will be factored into your grade for the entire course.
A grade of B or better is required to receive honors credit.
Choose from two honors minors
The Honors Minor in Leadership covers the ethical, social, and political components to leadership, as well as diversity, global, and community leadership and how to analyze individual, work team, and macro-level environments.
The Honors Minor in Population Health Science highlights the social, economic, behavioral, and environmental influences that improve the health of entire populations.