These degrees allow exceptionally talented and dedicated undergraduate students to pursue their academic interests in greater depth and breadth than is required for the regular bachelor's degree. Achievement in these degrees is recorded on the official transcript and diploma. These degree options, where available, are open to all UD students who meet the requirements.
A candidate must satisfy the general University requirements and the degree requirements specified for the major by his or her college and departments. The degrees are currently available in the majority of departments or degree programs. For information about availability and specific department or college requirements, inquire in the Honors Program Office or consult "Opportunities to Enrich Your Undergraduate Education" in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Neither completion of the freshman year in the Honors Program nor receipt of the General Honors Award is required for an Honors Degree or Honors Degree with Distinction. Students who complete an Honors Baccalaureate Degree receive a degree called "Honors Bachelor of Arts," "Honors Bachelor of Music," "Honors Bachelor of Science," and so forth.
The Honors Degree is currently available in most colleges and departments (see list of approved Honors Degrees) and recognizes a student's excellent performance in 30 credits of Honors coursework in and outside the primary major. The Honors Degree is listed on each student's University of Delaware official transcript.
The Honors Degree with Distinction recognizes the requirements for the Honors degree in addition to research. The Honors Degree with Distinction is listed on each student's official transcript.
Note: Six credits of Honors thesis may be counted as part of the 30 Honors credits required for the Honors Degree. UNIV 402 satisfies the senior capstone requirement.
Honors students find great success after completing degrees at UD. Whether graduate school, professional school, or joining a dynamic work force, here are some examples of where our graduates go: