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.
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.