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Two Year Program

Most transfer students will enter Pierre Laclede Honors College at the beginning of their Junior year. During the course of the Two-Year program, students must take a minimum of 22 credit hours in Honors, distributed as follows.

All transfer students must take Honors 3100, "Writing the City," Honors 3120, "Business Writing," or Honors 3160 "Writing in the Sciences" (normally during their first year), through which they will meet their advanced composition graduation requirement, unless their major requires a specific junior-level writing requirement (i.e. English majors must take English 3090 rather than Honors 3100).

In addition, transfer students take one Honors seminar per semester, four in all, including at least one chosen from the 2010-2080 "Inquiries" seminars and at least one 3000-level seminar.

Honors students on the Four-Year program may elect to meet their advanced composition writing requirement (e.g. English 3100) through Honors 3100, "Writing the City," or through Honors 3120, "Business Writing," or Honors 3160, "Writing in the Sciences," normally in their Junior year. In addition, all Honors students are required, in their final (Senior) year, to take Honors 4100, the one or two-credit hour 'Portfolio' course in the Writing Program.

In addition, all Honors students must take 6 credit hours of independent work (independent study, internship, or supervised research) during their junior and senior years. For further details on Independent Study programs and options, please read Appendix D of the Student Handbook, which also includes appropriate application forms.

Many independent study, research and internship projects will normally be undertaken under an appropriate course number in a UMSL department or division, but where it is preferred (or necessary) will be given an Honors course number, as follows:
Honors 4900: Honors Independent Study
Honors 4910: Honors Internship