Students who wish to complete the University Honors Program, which culminates with a capstone senior seminar, must fulfill the requirements listed below.
Students take 9 or more courses, for a minimum of 25 credits.* Students select 7 classes from a variety of courses, and must include 1 from each of the three main categories (Human Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences). In addition, all students must take the 1-credit Honors Forum their first year as an Honors student, and complete the Honors Capstone Seminar.
*Transfer students with 60 units or more prior to matriculation take 4 Honors courses (1 from each of the 3 main categories), Honors Forum and Capstone Seminar, for a total of 16 credits.
To remain in the program, Honors students are expected to hold a 3.3 GPA by the end of their sophomore year and maintain it through their senior year. If a student's GPA drops below 3.3, the student is on probation, with the expectation that the GPA will return to the required level by the end of next semester. The student should also consult with the director during this period.
Below are the syllabi for all of Chapman's Honors courses in PDF fromat. Some courses may fall into multiple categories. Course descriptions may be found in the Chapman catalog.
** Courses under multiple main categories can only be assigned to one category.
TOTAL CREDITS: minimum of 25