College Honors Program Overview
College Honors students may receive the College Honors designation on the diploma by graduating with at least a 3.5 GPA and completing one of the two plans described. Participating in College Honors does not necessarily mean you must take extra courses in addition to those that are already required. By careful planning Honors coursework can be overlapped with major, general education, and departmental honors requirements. Please remember that you must file a College Honors Candidacy form at A-311 Murphy Hall by the 2nd week of your final quarter to ensure recognition at commencement (2nd week of Spring quarter for Summer graduates and Fall Special Inclusion graduates).
Your requirements will vary according to the number of units you have at the time of your application to College Honors. All students entering College Honors are automatically placed in Coursework Plan A. The Research/Thesis Plan B is the best option for those who are also pursuing Departmental Honors in their major.
Students who entered UCLA as Freshmen and those who entered as Transfer Students have different requirements. Please follow the appropriate link above to find out your requirements.
Which courses will satisfy my College Honors Progress?
The following list details the types of honors courses available to you. Please note that you should always consult the Schedule of Classes for available honors courses for a particular quarter.
What other ways can I satisfy my College Honors Progress?
You must receive a letter grade of B or better in all your honors courses. However, you can apply a limited number of units towards your honors progress for some mandatory P/NP courses (e.g. Fiat Lux seminars, graduate courses, etc.). You must receive a P grade and a “back-up grade”, if necessary, and then you must petition for the course to count towards your honors progress.
Graduating soon? College Honors students may receive the College Honors designation on the diploma by graduating with at least a 3.5 GPA and completing the required number of honors coursework. Be sure to file a College Honors Candidacy form at the Honors Office (A-311 Murphy) before your final quarter to ensure recognition at Commencement.