Current Honors Students

Community of Scholars

Purdue University’s Honors College fosters collaborative learning, promotes individual research and community engagement, and prepares students for a global world. We appreciate your part in this amazing experience of lateral learning. We encourage you to actively participate in this community, inside and out of the classroom.

New Honors College students, download a copy of the welcome presentation here. Or click here to view the welcome video on our Youtube page.

Honors College Requirements

Good Standing

Maintain at least a 3.5 cummulative GPA.
Take at least one honors course per academic year excluding full semesters during which students study abroad.

Thesis/Scholarly Project

Research or other scholarly activity that leads to a culminating thesis/comparable scholarly project.


*Continuing students must take 5 credits of HONR designated courses. Click here to download a pdf version of the curriculum.

** To fulfill the “elective honors courses (19 credits)” in the Honors College curriculum, the credit in exchange for independent research needs to be in support of the culminating thesis or scholarly project.

University Honors Program (UHP) Requirements


Advanced course substitutions must be approved by the Program Director. Click here for a pdf version of the University Honors Program guidelines.

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