In order to graduate as a Helen P. Denit Honors Scholar you must:
1. achieve a minimum GPA of 3.3;
2. successfully complete the number of honors credits required, which is determined at the time of admission to the honors program (see below);
3. attain twenty honors points per academic year, which usually translates to two co-curricular activities
a semester or one major honors experience, such as global travel or an honors retreat;
4. and finish an original, independent capstone honors project culminating in a presentation to the university community OR compile an honors portfolio culminating in a presentation to the university community.
To achieve this level of distinction, you must complete at least 15 honors credits at the lower-division level and participate in a minimum number of Denit sponsored or approved events. No honors contracts are accepted.
Enroll in honors freshman learning communities and you can complete 15 credits fast.
Transfer and current UB Scholars
To achieve honors in a particular college, you must meet the requirements stipulated by that college.
Those requirements would include, at a minimum, 12 credits of upper-division courses at the honors level, at least three of which would be in an honors capstone experience. Of the 12 credits, no more than three should be satisfied by an honors contract.
Note: Business students must also complete your major's capstone AND either Management 495 OR Management 498.
Note: Accounting students must contact Professor Jan Williams for specific graduation requirements.
When you apply for graduation you must inform the honors director, Elizabeth Nix, that you are graduating from the Helen P. Denit Honors Program by October 31st for winter and March 31st for the spring graduation ceremony. This is very important and if you fail to do so, your name will not appear under the Helen P. Denit Honors Program section in the Commencement Program.
Ron Williams, 2013 College Honors graduate (pictured above with fellow honors scholar and student government president, Shiraz Ahmed), was chosen to speak at commencement.
Check out what he said here.