Honors Orientation Packet: First Semester Entry

Honors Orientation Packet: First Semester Entry & Transfer
A. Honors Program Advising Contact Information
New Honors students do not need to be re-advised for the upcoming term, but the primary advisor for students in
Franklin College (including Intended Business and Journalism majors) may switch to an Honors advising staff
member. Students in all other schools and colleges must see their college advisors to receive clearance for
registration; an Honors advisor is available during walk-in hours (2-4PM, Monday through Friday) for all other
academic questions. More advising information can be found on our website at
Steven Honea
Ricky Roberts
Heather Smith
Jeremy Wheatley
Arts & Sciences
Arts & Sciences
Arts & Sciences
Arts & Sciences
(AB & BS)
(BS; pre-pharm)
(BS; pre-medicine)
(AB & BS)
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
In the upcoming term, students who need to make an appointment with an Honors advisor will do so online with
the Student Advising & Registration Assistant, SARA. Detailed directions for using SARA can be found on our
website at honors.uga.edu/c_s/courses_adv/make_adv_appt.html. Dates will be announced on the listserv.
B. How to Search for Honors Courses in Athena
Using the Registration menu in Athena, you can see how many
seats are open in any class section.
Step 1: Open the class schedule search screen in Athena:
• Log in to https://athena.uga.edu using your UGA myID
• Select the “Student” tab, then “Registration”, then “Look Up Classes”
Step 2: Search for a class:
• Select the appropriate term from the drop-down box and click “Submit”
• Select a Subject from the scrollable list, then click “Advanced Search”
• Enter the course number in the Course Number box or
• To search for all Honors course sections in a subject, enter “%H” in the Course Number box
• Click on “Section Search” at bottom or hit Enter and select a course from list of results
Step 3: Determine Seat availability:
• On the list of course sections that appears after the step above, check the number of available seats in a section
under the column labeled “Rem”
• If a waitlist is in use for a course, you will see the number of seats remaining on the waitlist in the “WL Rem”
• To add yourself to the waitlist for a course that is full, check the box next to the section CRN, then click
“Register” at bottom, then choose “Waitlist” from the drop down box under the “Action” tab on the next
screen and choose “Submit Changes”
Rev. 07/25/2014
Graduation with Honors requires a 3.4 cumulative GPA and 3.3 Honors GPA and successful completion of
nine Honors courses, of which at least three must be upper-level.
For graduation with High or Highest Honors:
High Honors: Complete all above requirements, plus a 3.7 cumulative GPA and 3.5 Honors GPA & capstone.
Highest Honors: Complete all above requirements, plus a 3.9 overall GPA and 3.5 Honors GPA & capstone.
(Note: Courses used in the capstone do not count toward the nine Honors courses above.)
There are three options for completing the capstone:
A. Three graduate-level courses (6000 or higher)
B. Honors research (4960H, 4970H, or 4980H) and Honors thesis (4990H)
C. Honors research (4960H, 4970H, or 4980H) and Honors internship (4800H or equivalent)
Three-hour Honors courses:
Honors sections (3-hour courses with an “H” after them, open only to Honors students)
One-hour Honors seminars that “attach” to regular classes (PBIO 1220H, GENE/BIOL 3000H,
GENE/BIOL 3200H, MIBO 3501H, BCMB 4121H)
Honors Options (courses numbered 3000 or higher; see Honors web site for details.)
Honors Research/Directed Readings (4960H, 4970H, 4980H) and Thesis (4990H)
HONS 4800H/4801H Honors Internship (each counts as only one Honors course, regardless of
number of credit hours)
Graduate courses (courses numbered 6000 or higher)
HONS 4000H
ILAD 4100, ILAD 5100
MATH 3500, MATH 3510
CHEM 1411, CHEM 1412, CHEM 2411, CHEM 2412
PHYS 1211, PHYS 1212, PHYS 1311, PHYS 1312
Seminars that can be combined into one LOWER-LEVEL Honors course*
• HONS 1000H Introduction to the Honors Program (S/U graded)
• HONS 1990H Honors Colloquia Seminar (S/U graded)
• HONS 3010H, 3040H, 3070H Honors Research Methods (S/U graded)
• BIOL 2990H, BIOL 3900H
*Three of the above 1 hour seminars may be combined to equal a lower-level Honors course only once.
A two semester sequence of classes designed to engage non-science majors with scientific learning.
Designed specifically for Honors students
Integrates physics, chemistry, geology, and biology
Varied teaching methods—seminars, labs, field trips, discussions
While this course is rigorous in science content, it also includes discussions on art, social
issues, and religion, and explores the interface between our culture and science.
How does it count? This sequence meets the Area II science requirements of the General
Education Curriculum, including the lab requirement, the Franklin College Biological and Physical
Science requirements, and the University Environmental Literacy requirement. Each course is worth
four credit hours.
Rev. 07/25/2014
Please Note: Not all Gen Ed Curriculum courses have an Honors equivalent. This is a list of courses that do.
Refer to the UGA Bulletin (www.bulletin.uga.edu) for a comprehensive list of courses for each area and their description.
***Not all Honors courses are offered each semester.***
Area I: Foundation Courses
ENGL 1102: ENGL 1050H
ENGL 1103: ENGL 1060H
MATH 1101/1113: no Honors equivalent
Physical Sciences
ASTR 1010 (L): ASTR 1110H
ASTR 1020 (L): ASTR 1120H
CHEM 1211 (L): CHEM 1311H & lab
CHEM 1212 (L): CHEM 1312H & lab
CHEM 1411 (L): Honors Credit
CHEM 1412 (L): Honors Credit
CHEM 2211 (L): CHEM 2311H & lab
CHEM 2212 (L): CHEM 2312H & lab
GEOG 1111 (L): GEOG 2110H
GEOG 1112 (L): GEOG 2120H
GEOG 1113 (L): GEOG 2110H
GEOG 1125: GEOG 2250H
GEOL 1121 (L): GEOL 1121H
GEOL 1122 (L): GEOL 1122H
GEOL 1250 (L): GEOL 2350H
GEOL 1260 (L): GEOL 2360H
HONS 2070H & lab**
MARS 1010 (L): MARS 1015H & lab
PHYS 1211/1311 (L): Honors Credit
PHYS 1212/1312 (L): Honors Credit
Life Sciences
BIOL 1107 (L): BIOL 2107H & lab
BIOL 1108 (L): BIOL 2108H & lab
ECOL 1000 (L): ECOL 1000H
HONS 2080H & lab**
MARS 1020 (L): MARS 1025H & lab
PBIO 1210: PBIO 1210H*
PBIO 1220: PBIO 1220H*
MATH 2260: MATH 2310H
PHYS 1212/1312 (L): Honors Credit
PHIL 2500: PHIL 2500H
STAT 2000: STAT 2100H
Area II: Sciences
Area III: Quantitative Reasoning
MATH 2250: no Honors equivalent
PHYS 1211/1311 (L): Honors Credit
Area IV: World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts
World Languages and Culture
ANTH 1102: ANTH 2120H
ARHI 2300: ARHI 2311H
ARHI 2400: ARHI 2411H
CMLT 2600: CMLT 2610H
FREN 2001 & 2002: FREN 2120H
GEOG 1101: GEOG 2010H
GRMN 1001 & 1002: GRMN 1140H
GRMN 2001 & 2002: GRMN 2140H
HIST 2301: HIST 2311H
HIST 2302: HIST 2312H
HIST 2701: HIST 2701H
HIST 2702: HIST 2702H
LING 2100: LING 2100H
RELI 1001: RELI 2001H
RELI 1002: RELI 2002H
SPAN 2001 & 2002: SPAN 2120H
Humanities and the Arts
ARHI 2300: ARHI 2311H
ARHI 2400: ARHI 2411H
CLAS 1000: CLAS 1000H
CLAS 1010: CLAS 1010H
CLAS 1020: CLAS 1020H
CMLT 2111: CMLT 2270H
CMLT 2210: CMLT 2250H
CMLT 2212: CMLT 2280H
CMLT 2220: CMLT 2260H
CMLT 2400: CMLT 2410H
CMLT 2600: CMLT 2610H
COMM 1100: COMM 2150H
COMM 1500: COMM 2550H
FILM 2120: FILM 2121H
ENGL 2310: ENGL 2350H
ENGL 2320: ENGL 2360H
ENGL 2330: ENGL 2370H
ENGL 2340: ENGL 2380H
ENGL 2400: ENGL 2390H
MUSI 2020: MUSI 2200H
PHIL 2010: PHIL 2010H
PHIL 2020: PHIL 2020H
RELI 1003: RELI 2003H
THEA 2000: THEA 2100H
HIST 2052: HIST 2050H
HIST 2111: HIST 2111H
HIST 2112: HIST 2112H
HIST 2301: HIST 2311H
HIST 2302: HIST 2312H
HIST 2701: HIST 2701H
HIST 2702: HIST 2702H
INTL 1100: INTL 1100H
PHIL 2030: PHIL 2030H
PHIL 2400: PHIL 2400H
POLS 1101: POLS 1105H
PSYC 1101: PSYC 1030H
RELI 2004: RELI 2004H
SOCI 1101: SOCI 1101H
WMST 1110: WMST 1110H
WMST 2010: WMST 2010H
Area V: Social Sciences
AFAM 2000: AFAM 2000H
ANTH 1102: ANTH 2120H
ECON 2105: ECON 2105H
ECON 2106: ECON 2106H
ECON 2200: ECON 2200H
GEOG 1101: GEOG 2010H
GEOG 1103: GEOG 2130H
GEOG 1125: GEOG 2250H
HIST 2051: HIST 2050H
*Indicates a 1-hour Honors Seminar
that can be taken with the nonHonors lecture and lab
**Courses that are only offered as
Rev. 07/25/2014
Gateway Seminars
The Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) offers
motivated students the opportunity to expand upon the traditional
undergraduate experience by conducting extended research in their field of
interest—from the hard sciences to the performing arts—while establishing
one-on-one relationships with distinguished faculty members. By
promoting opportunities for all qualified UGA undergraduates to engage in
research and creative work with premier faculty, CURO supports the
premise that both the students and faculty members cooperatively engage
in the creation of knowledge.
Students may not realize that the professors who teach their classes also
write textbooks, serve as experts outside of the University in their area of
expertise, and are continually helping to answer the pressing questions in
today’s world. These professors are also experts in the methods of
discovery. The learning that takes place in classrooms is focused on what is
known about the field being studied. And while building a foundation is
essential to your academic success, where do you turn once it is
established? A passion for knowledge and experience drives students to
find research opportunities, and through their research, they create new
fields of knowledge. Through research, you focus on the investigation of
the unknown, a process in which University of Georgia faculty regularly
engage. It is literally cutting-edge.
CURO’s Gateway Seminars offer an excellent immersion point,
introducing academically talented students to research in their chosen
fields. Participating in CURO Gateway Seminars helps students develop
an understanding of the research process, identify and develop research
interests into proposals, and locate faculty mentors of student research.
Find a list of Gateway Seminars for spring online at
Revised 11/15/2012