Honors Courses

There are three ways to take an Honors course at Purdue: HONR courses, courses with an H designation, and courses taken with an Honors contract.  Students with a 3.0 GPA or above are eligible to take Honors courses.

HONR courses are interdisciplinary courses offered through the Honors College.

Courses with an H designation are Honors courses offered by a specific school/college (for example:  ECON 25100 H01).

To see a list of HONR courses and course sections with an H designation being offered, click here: Honors Courses Offered

Honors Contracts

"Completing on an honors contract course has enabled me to get to know professors and work on my own project. Every step of the project was interesting and has increased my confidence in the research field."
Rebecca Thompson, Development and Family Science student

An Honors contract allows a student to take a standard course for Honors credit.  A course taken with an Honors contract will involve additional work or alternative work.  The student and faculty instructor of the course will agree on the Honors syllabus.  Students should expect to produce work of elevated quality and to meet regularly throughout the semester with their faculty instructor.

If a student would like to take a course as an Honors-by-contract, please go here for guidelines and the Honors Contract Form. Students interested in taking a course with an Honors contract must submit the Honors Contract Form and Form 23 with appropriate signatures by the Friday of the second week of classes of the semester. 

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