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  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.

Communication Studies

Hours Required


Course Requirements

6 hours with Honors Option from the following list:

  • CMST 3012, 3060, 3106, 3107, 4012, 4100, 4107, 4113, 4114, 4118, 4160, 4165, 4166, or 4167

Plus, 6 hours of thesis:

  • Two semesters of HNRS 4000

Thesis Courses Available

HNRS 4000