1. Learn the requirements of your Upper Division Program below.
  2. Declare your plans with the Honors College
  3. Have questions?  Schedule an appointment with the Upper Division Academic Advisor. 



The baseline requirements for Upper Division Honors Distinction are:

  • 12 hours of 3000/4000-level Honors coursework, including 3-6 thesis hours
  • Honors Thesis Project
  • 3.50 cumulative and LSU GPA
  • 3.50 GPA in Upper Division program courses

Several major departments have designated specific programs of study for their Upper Division Programs beyond the baseline requirements for Upper Division Honors Distinction. Synopses of such departmental program requirements are listed below. Full requirements may be obtained directly from departments.  

In majors without established Upper Division programs, the baseline requirements (above) should be followed.


Hours Required


Course Requirements

  • Successfully complete 6 hours of Honors or Honors Option coursework at the 3000 or 4000 level, at least 3 hours of which must be at the 4000 level
  • Complete two semesters of thesis, either ENGL 3000 or HNRS 4000.

Thesis Courses Available

ENGL 3000, HNRS 4000

Departmental Program Website:


Department Contact

Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of English