Curricular Requirements - University & Mountain Lion Honors

Those admitted to University Honors are required to:
  • enroll in GPS 1010/3010, Gray Matters, during their first semester in the program
  • enroll in the Honors-dedicated section* of COMM 2100, Public Speaking (spring semester, freshman year)
  • take three additional Honors-dedicated / designated courses* during their tenure at UCCS
  • enroll in an Honors Capstone Seminar ID 4950 (or an approved departmental capstone course in the student's major ) in their last year of study at UCCS
  • maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75
  • actively participate in all required Honors events, especially those that are required


Those admitted to Mountain Lion Honors are required to:

  • enroll in GPS 1010/3010, Gray Matters, during their first semester in the program
  • enroll in the Honors-dedicated section* of COMM 2100, Public Speaking (spring semster, freshman year)
  • enroll in an Honors Capstone Seminar ID 4950 (or an approved departmental capstone course in the student's major ) in their last year of study at UCCS
  • maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50
  • actively participate in all required Honors events, especially those that are required

*A "dedicated" Honors section of a course is a section of a multi-section course reserved for Honors students. A "designated" Honors course is a course that a student may take for Honors credit by requesting permission to do so from the faculty member teaching the course and by arranging distinctive course requirements with the faculty member teaching the course. To designate a course for Honors, the student and faculty member work collaboratively to develop an Honors Learning Contract.