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.

Students interested in taking a College of Health and Human Sciences with an Honors contract over Fall 2021 must complete the HHS Honors Contracting Student Form and request a Grade Mode Change within Scheduling Assistant by Friday, September 3rd. For each course they plan to contract, students will need to attach the standard course syllabus and a revised honors syllabus showing the honors project description along with the modified honors grading scale. These materials will be required to complete the HHS Honors Contracting Student Form by the deadline listed above. Students will work with their respective course instructors  to get the necessary syllabi in a timely manner. For questions about honors contracting for HHS courses, please contact your advisor or email Sanjana Dey at dey9@purdue.edu.

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