What is an Honors Contract?

An Honors Contract provides an enriched experience in an existing course by giving a student the opportunity to do independent work and to deepen their knowledge of the subject matter. The Honors Contract allows a student to:

  • Explore subjects in greater depth

  • Explore interdisciplinary connections

  • Critically engage and constructively challenge primary and secondary source material

  • Explore connections between academic content and the community or workplace

  • Conduct undergraduate research

  • Work with a faculty member

Activities for Honors Contracts associated with an existing course may include one or more of the following: summarizing and synthesizing advanced readings, producing annotated bibliographies, writing book reviews, giving presentations to the campus or community, organizing a conference or an event, writing advanced research papers, leading class discussions.

Guidelines: Honors College Enrichment Contract (PDF)