Honors Graduation Requirements - Coastal Carolina University
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Information for Students and Advisors:

To graduate from the Honors College, a student must complete a total of at least 24 credit-hours of Honors courses, with a grade of ‘B’ or better in each. An Honors Thesis or Project is required of each student, as is a public presentation of that work. To remain in good academic standing within the Honors College, students must maintain the following standards:

  • After completing 30 credit hours, a student must have a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA and have completed at least 3 honors credit hours.
  • After completing 60 credit hours, a student must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and have completed at least 9 honors credit hours.
  • After completing 90 credit hours, a student must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and have completed at least 15 honors credit hours. 

Students must successfully complete three Honors-only courses (with the HONR prefix or selected Honors-only classes from other academic departments) including at least three credits at the 300-level. Most Honors-only courses also count in the Core Curriculum. The remaining Honors credits may be taken through upper level “Honors by Special Arrangement” courses which are usually, but not necessarily, in the student’s major. These remaining Honors credits include the capstone course where the student completes the Honors thesis or project. Elaborations on these requirements can be found in the resource documents below.

Students who entered the University years prior to 2018 should refer to their Catalog for the exact requirements.

Honors Advising:

Each student will be assigned a professional advisor in the Honors college for their first year at Coastal, as well as an Honors faculty advisor. First-year Honors students can find more information, including information about contacting their advisor, on the Honors First-Year Advising page.

After the first year, students will transition to a major advisor but retain an honors faculty advisor for as long as they are in the Honors Program. You can easily find out who your Honors adviser is via WebAdvisor. In the Student menu under the Communication heading, there is a link titled 'Email My Adviser' that allows you to view your academic advisers' name and email addresses. You can also view your Honors adviser's name at the top of your Program Evaluation.