Honors Interdisciplinary Studies Minor Requirements
All students must complete a total of 25 credit hours.
Honors Scholar minors need to show progression in honors coursework and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in honors courses in order to remain in good standing in the college. Exceptions may be granted based on faculty and student petitions and must receive Honors College approval.
*Minimum 13 credit hours of Honors-designated courses
**Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minors may choose to fulfill seminar requirements by selecting and completing a series of courses associated with an area of emphasis, followed by a practicum experience. Completion of the area of emphasis will appear as a special designation on the transcript. The primary goal of these courses is to introduce students to key skills associated with the area each serves while establishing a cohort of students with similar interests. Areas of emphasis may include the following areas: creativity, research, service, leadership, and global studies.
***From approved list of honors and non-honors courses. Students may appeal for course substitutions.
****The Honors Capstone Project (Honors thesis/ portfolio) presents an opportunity to conduct research or engage in a creative endeavor in which you work independently, with faculty guidance, to synthesize and share a final product or handiwork related to a topic and skill sets of your own choosing. These are completed during the final two to three semesters at JMU. Most often, project topics are related to the major or minor discipline. With permission from the Honors College, current JMU students may use their major or minor capstone for completion of part of their Honors minor requirements.
Honors Project for Non-minor Students
Current JMU students who are not in the Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor may pursue independent scholarship leading to the completion of an Honors Capstone Project in their chosen major or minor. These students will declare their interest in completing a thesis or portfolio in their respective major or minor and must obtain Honors College permission and submit the final project to the Honors College.
Upon approval of the major or minor academic unit and the Honors College a graduation designation with distinction in the major or minor is awarded to students completing this project with a grade of “B” or better.