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Process

  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. 

 

Requirements

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.

Sociology

Hours Required

12

Course Requirements

  • 6 hours of upper level courses in Sociology with Honors Option
  • Two semesters of HNRS 4000

Additional Rules

After the Sophomore year, achieve a GPA of at least a3.5 on both LSU and overall academic work, with no grade lower than a 'B' in any honors course.

Thesis Courses Available

HNRS 4000