Curriculum Choices and Translations

for students who entered before Autumn 2010

This page outlines the two options available to our current students who entered the UW Honors Program before Autumn Quarter, 2010.

If you entered the UW Honors Program before Autumn Quarter, 2010, we believe that the former Honors core curriculum is the best option for you and strongly recommend that you stay with the plan you developed when you entered. However, if you are interested in the new curriculum changes, you may be able to complete the new Honors degree requirements with careful planning.

If you plan to continue with and complete the old Honors core requirements (pre-Autumn Quarter 2010), it is important to know how the new course numbers will translate to your requirements.

The box below explains how the new course numbers and categories translate to the old Honors core curriculum categories.

Note that because of the curricular changes, the Honors seminars are being phased out. You will almost certainly need to complete the seminar requirement via an ad hoc course. Please see an Honors adviser for how to complete an ad hoc course.

How the new Honors courses will fulfill the old curriculum
If you take: You get credit for:
HONORS 21x (Humanities) Honors Civilization
HONORS 220, 221, 222 (Sciences) Honors Science
HONORS 23x (Social Science) Honors Civilization
HONORS 24x (Fine Arts) Honors Civilization
HONORS 39x (Interdisciplinary) Honors Civilization
Any UW course designated as "Honors"
which satisfies the NW requirement
Honors Science
Any UW course designated as "Honors"
which satisfies the VLPA or I&S requirements
Honors Civilization

If you are interested in pursuing the new Honors curriculum (beginning Autumn Quarter 2010), you will need to meet with an Honors advisor to discuss how your previous Honors credits will transfer to the new core requirements.

The box below explains what categories in the new curriculum the old course offerings can count for.

Please note that you MUST complete HONORS 100, HONORS 496, two experiential learning projects, and the Honors portfolio project in order to complete the new Honors core curriculum. HONORS 100 is only offered in the Autumn Quarter and HONORS 496 will not be offered regularly until 2011-12.

How your old Honors courses would count towards the new curriculum
If you took: You get credit for:
HONORS 25x, 26x (Civilization) Honors Arts & Humanities,
Honors Social Science,
Honors Interdisciplinary,
Honors "Any"
HONORS 220, 221, 222 (Sciences) Honors Science
Any UW course designated as "Honors"
which satisfies the VLPA requirement
Honors Arts & Humanities
Any UW course designated as "Honors"
which satisfies the I&S requirement
Honors Social Science
Any UW course designated as "Honors"
which satisfies the NW requirement
Honors Science
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