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Types of Honors Credit
The Honors Program provides students with six ways to earn
Honors credit, all of which enhance the academic experience at Illinois
Honors students can register for special
sections of regular university courses. Each semester the Honors
Program works with departments across the University to offer Honors
sections of courses to Honors students. Available options typically
include courses in the General Education Program as well as courses in
several majors. Honors sections of courses
Students can complete an additional experience or project in a
regular section of a course in order to earn Honors credit. Talk to
your instructor about how you can complete this project.
These small, seminar courses are taught on various
topics of professors' interests, including Consumers and Consumption,
Philosophical Issues of the Self, or Honors Service Learning. Honors Colloquia
Independent Honors Study
Independent Honors Study (course number 299 in every
department) allows students to work closely with faculty on subject
areas of personal interest.
Undergraduate Research Participation (IDS 285/286) allows students to work with faculty on research. Undergraduate Research Participation
The Honors Thesis (IDS 395) is a capstone project and a
requirement for a number of departments to earn Departmental Honors.