Honors Program

The Honors Program at USFSM is a 9-credit sequence that culminates in an undergraduate thesis.   The honors seminar (IDH 4000) and the directed-readings and research course (IDH 4950) develop the ability to pursue independent research.  Through the mentored experience of writing an undergraduate thesis and discussing it in an academic presentation, honors students have the opportunity to present original arguments with scholarly authority and integrity.

Who may apply to the Honors Program?

Undergraduate students in every major, who have a strong academic inclination, are invited to incorporate the USFSM Honors Program into their course of study.

Why might a student apply to the Honors Program?

Students who seek extra challenge in their undergraduate study, instruction in the ways of scholarship, and the opportunity to pursue independent research will find these desires met by the USFSM Honors Program.

How will completing the Honors Program be recognized?

Having completed the Honors Program with an approved thesis will be recorded on the diploma and the academic transcript, to be noted by graduate schools and employers.

More Information

For more information, view this program’s entry in the Academic Catalog.

To apply for the Honors Program or to learn more about it, please contact Dr. Melissa Sloan at melissasloan@sar.usf.edu