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General Requirements

Students who complete all Citadel Honors Program requirements for their major will be recognized as Honors Program graduates in their college commencement ceremony. They will receive an Honors Program certificate plus an Honors Seal on their Citadel diploma. A notation will be added to their official college transcript to indicate they have completed the requirements of the Honors Program.

Students admitted to The Citadel Honors Program after their first semester at The Citadel, OR those desiring to only complete the Honors Program Certificate, will be required to complete at least 18 semester hours of Honors courses, plus HONR 211, 311, and 411. They will be recognized as Honors Program Graduates in their commencement ceremony, and a notation will be added to their official college transcript to indicate that they have fulfilled the requirements of the Honors Program. Unlike Honors students who have completed the full program, they will not receive an Honors Seal on their diploma.

Most of the Honors Program courses are designed to be taken in lieu of Core Curriculum requirements, and most will, therefore, be taken in the freshman and sophomore years. The other Honors courses will take the place of General Electives.

Gold Seal Requirements

If you major in one of the sciences or engineering, you will be required to complete the following Honors courses:

  • 4 semesters of Honors English (HONR 101, 102, 201 and 202)
  • 2 semesters of Honors History (HONR 103 and 104)
  • 2 semesters of Honors Mathematics (HONR 131 and 132)
  • 1 semester of
    • Honors Social Science  (HONR 203) OR
    • Honors Seminar (HONR 300) OR
    • Honors Directed Research Project (HONR 400)
  • 3 semesters or Honors Personal and Professional Development (HONR 211, 311 AND 411)

If you major in one of the humanities, social sciences, business, or education, you will be required to complete the following Honors courses:

  • 4 Honors English classes (HONR 101, 102, 201, and 202)
  • 2 Honors History classes (HONR 103 and 104)
  • 1 Honors Social Science Project (HONR 203)
  • 2 Honors Seminars or Research Projects (or one of each) (HONR 300 and HONR 400)
  • 3 Honors Personal and Professional Development classes (HONR 211, 311 AND 411)

Certificate Requirements

  • 3 Honors Personal and Professional Development classes (HONR 211, 311 AND 411)
  • 6 Honors classes (choose from HONR 101, 102, 103, 104, 131, 132, 201, 202, 230, 300 or 400)