University and Mountain Lion Honors Requirements (13-16)

University Honors - Requirements

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Eligibility Criteria for Entering Freshmen

  • Have an ACT score of 26 or above or an SAT score of 1300 or above; and
  • Earn a cumulative high school GPA of 3.75 or above; and
  • Complete the online UCCS Honors application via the student's UCCS portal

Good Standing Requirements

University Honors students shall maintain good standing in the Honors Program if they maintain a
minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.75 and complete their Honors dedicated and designated
courses with a grade of B or better and do not violate other University, College or Departmental
rules and policies sufficient for disciplinary action.

Graduation Requirements

University Honors students shall graduate with University Honors if they:

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 6 credit hours of Honors-dedicated or designated courses (must be upper division), in addition to Gray Matters (3 credits), the Honors-dedicated section of Public Speaking (3 credits) OR Foundations of Leadership (3 credits), JTA and Peer Mentoring (GPS 4090, 3 credits) and the Honors Thesis (ID 4950, 3 credits); and
  • Maintain a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.75; and
  • Successfully complete all dedicated and designated Honors courses that they present for graduating with University Honors with a grade of B or higher; and
  • Actively participate in all required Honors events, especially those that are required

Mountain Lion Honors - Requirements

Eligibility Criteria for Entering Freshmen

  • Have an ACT score of 23 or above or an SAT score of 1100 or above; and
  • Earn a cumulative high school GPA of 3.50 or above; and
  • Complete the online UCCS Honors application via the student's UCCS portal

Good Standing Requirements

Mountain Lion Honors students shall maintain good standing in the Honors Program if they maintain a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.50 and complete their Honors courses with a grade of B or better and do not violate other University, College or Departmental rules and policies sufficient for disciplinary action.

Graduation Requirements

Mountain Lion Honors students shall graduate with University Honors if they:

  • Successfully complete Gray Matters (3 credits), the Honors-dedicated section of Public Speaking (3 credits) OR Foundations of Leadership (3 credits) OR JTA and Peer Mentoring (GPS 4090, 3 credits), complete the senior seminar in the student's major (3 credits); and
  • Maintain a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.50; and
  • Successfully complete all Honors courses that they present for graduating with University Honors with a grade of B or higher; and
  • Actively participate in all required Honors events, especially those that are required

Curricular Requirements

Senior Seminar/Thesis Requirements