Honors Curriculum


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General Statement: The University Honors College (UHC) provides an especially rich and challenging set of academic offerings to talented and highly motivated students at Tennessee State University. Through special courses, a vigorous intellectual community, and emphasis on undergraduate research, the Honors college enables students to reach heights of excellence!

Course Work: UHC course work is concentrated in the freshman and sophomore years, when students will take enriched versions of general education courses. At the junior and senior levels, when students are fully involved in their major area of specialization, students can chose one of two tracks: Leadership Track or Research Track. They can also select upper level courses with interdisciplinary honors colloquia or honors special topics and selected honors courses within the student's discipline. Before graduation, students are expected to complete a senior thesis through the UHC or the major. The thesis is defended before a committee or a recital for those students in the performing arts. In short, the Honors College is directed at students who want to combine the best of liberal education and professional specialization. The Honors College does not require additional courses beyond those required of other students. Grades awarded in UHC courses coincide with those given for courses in the regular curriculum.

*NEW* Fall 2024 Course Offerings

*NEW* Summer 2024 Course Offerings

Spring 2024 Course Offerings


Honors Distinction Map (Sciences Version)

Honors Distinction Map (Liberal Arts Version)

HONR 1002 Survey