Maintain minimum grade point averages – This includes a 3.5 cumulative overall GPA and a 3.25 cumulative GPA in all Honors College courses.
Successfully complete all required Honors College courses – This equates to 50 total credits, which collectively satisfy all general-education requirements, and count toward the 180 credits required to graduate. Successfully completing a minimum of one Honors College course per academic year is required.
Successfully complete the mentor/internship sequence – In their sophomore year, each Honors College Scholar is required to meet with a designated community mentor in his or her respective career-interest area for eight hours per term. In their junior or senior year, all Honors College Scholars are expected to participate in an internship, practicum, study abroad, national student exchange, or other substantive educational experience, as agreed upon by the student and the Honors College Director.
Participate in all required Honors College co-curricular activities – Students are required to attend all “Essential Events,” which are designated in advance as required or mandatory. Freshmen must attend four “Pick and Choose Activities” each term and submit a one-page analytical synopsis at the end of each quarter. Sophomores must attend three “Pick and Choose Activities” per term, and none is required for juniors and seniors. In addition, each Honors College Scholar must successfully complete two “Take the Lead Projects” in his or her four years at SOU. These are considered by the SOU Registrar as degree requirements for Honors College students.