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Honors Program

The Honors Program offers a challenging intellectual experience that complements any major at the University. Open to students with proven academic success, the rigorous curriculum is taught by passionate and knowledgeable professors, and it allows students an opportunity to concurrently complete many general education requirements.

The Honors Center, Available to Honors Program students, offers a study lounge, computer laboratory, and a seminar room.

All Honors classes reinforce the essential skills acquired during college education: to write effectively, communicate clearly, and think critically. The program also provides opportunities for creative expression through innovative pedagogical contexts in small classes, study-travel experiences, interdisciplinary group projects, and career preparation.

Students who complete the program curriculum with a 3.3 or better overall GPA at ULV receive the designation “Honors Program Graduate” on their diplomas and transcripts.

Information on this page is subject to change. Official program and course information is available in the University of La Verne Catalog.

Program Requirements

Eligibility Requirements:

For entering first-year students, there are two pathways to enter the Honors Program. The first pathway requires a high school GPA  of 3.5 or above and  one of the following:SAT  of 1240, ACT of 26, TOFEL of 97, IELTS of 7.0, or a high school rank in the top 15%. The second pathway requires a high school GPA of 3.0 or above and  one of the following: SAT of 1300, ACT of 29, TOFEL of 97, IELTS of 8.0, or a high school rank in the top 10%. For currently enrolled students, an application essay, a 3. 5GPA or above, and the recommendations of two University of La Verne instructors is required. All applications will be considered on an individual basis, and final acceptance will be determined by the Honors Program. Transfer students who have completed 28 or more semester hours of transferable academic credit with a GPA of 3. 5or above will be invited to apply to Honors at Entrance and may be admitted pending program approval. Transfer students who have completed an HTCC Honors Transfer Program with an overall transfer GPA of 3. 5will be admitted to Honors and will also have the 24 required University of La Verne Honors elective credits reduced to 12.

Core Requirements: 18 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
HONR 111 Solving the Modern World 4
HONR 205 Global Ideas I 4
HONR 210 Global Ideas II, or  
HONR 370 Honors Colloquium 2
HONR 380 Honors Colloquium 2
HONR 499 Senior Project/td> 2

Electives: 12 semester hours

Select three courses from a minimum of two categories. Transfer students who entered ULV with credit for Writing A and B must select four courses from a minimum of two categories

Area A:

Code Course Title Units
HONR 301 Literature Interdisciplinary Seminar 4
HONR 302 Philosophy and Religion Interdisciplinary Seminar 4
HONR 303 Mass Media Interdisciplinary Seminar 4
HONR 304 History Interdisciplinary Seminar 4
HONR 305 History of Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Seminar 4
HONR 306 Inter-area Humanities Interdisciplinary Seminar 4
HONR 351 Creative and Artistic Expression Interdisciplinary Seminar 4

Area B:

Code Course Title Units
HONR 311 Behavioral Science Interdisciplinary Seminar 4
HONR 312 Political Science Interdisciplinary Seminar 4
HONR 313 Economics Interdisciplinary Seminar 4
HONR 314 Inter-area Social & Behavioral Science Interdisciplinary Seminar 4
HONR 331 Oral Communication Interdisciplinary Seminar 4

Area C:

Code Course Title Units
HONR 321 Life Science Interdisciplinary Seminar 4
HONR 322 Physical Science Interdisciplinary Seminar 4
HONR 341 Quantitative Reasoning Interdisciplinary Seminar 4
HONR 361 Lifelong Fitness Interdisciplinary Seminar 4

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