Honors Curriculum

Graduation with an Honors distinction is evidence of a commitment to academic growth and fulfillment of requirements that go beyond the general college degree. The Cohen Honors College offers several "tracks" or paths that challenge you to do more meaningful work in classes and beyond the classroom. You may choose to earn one or multiple honors distinctions depending on your interests and ambitions.

The University recognizes students who graduate with an Honors distinction with:

  • Special acknowledgment at the University’s Commencement exercises, 
  • A notation on the transcript or diploma, depending on the requirements completed.

Honors Distinctions

Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar Most Honors students start in this 12-credit track that combines Honors general education courses with academic research or creative activity. The Scholar track exemplifies the Honors ambition to do more meaningful in the classroom and beyond.

Interdisciplinary Honors engages students in exploration of areas such as Leadership or Law and Public Policy. Designed for continuing and transfer students, 12-credit interdisciplinary tracks give students the opportunity to pursue interests that extend beyond a discipline or major. Any student may propose a self-designed interdisciplinary track.

Honors Interdisciplinary Tracks











The University Honors minor is comprised of the Scholar track and an Interdisciplinary track.

University Honors Minor











Departmental honors tracks give students the opportunities to earn recognition for excellence in the major. Talk with your faculty advisor about opportunities in your major.

Departmental Honors Tracks

The Honors Baccalaureate, is a rigorous, interdisciplinary degree designed by the student with approval from faculty mentors.

Honors Baccalaureate