Honors Program Curriculum Details

Recognition for "Completion of the Honors Program"

HP students must complete a minimum of 15 credits of qualified HP coursework prior to graduation to earn recognition for “Completion of the Honors Program” on their final Georgia Tech transcript. The HP recognizes students who satisfy this curricular requirement by issuance of a graduation stole with the official Georgia Tech HP insignia on the left-hand side (to be worn over the graduation robe), a framed HP “Certificate of Completion,” the HP Seal with Presidential Stamp (for application to the Georgia Tech Diploma), and an HP pin.  

Categories of qualified HP coursework include:

HP Classes (courses with “HP” following the course numbers);
 
Music Ensemble Courses: MUSI 3121, 3131, 3231, 3241, 3251, 3261, 3311, 3511, 3531, 3551, or 3611 (up to a combined total of three credits).

HP Research Option Courses: VIP, PURA, and HP-Authorized Independent Research Courses (up to a combined total of six credits, which may include up to three HP-Authorized Independent Research Course credits); and

HP-Authorized Study Abroad Courses (up to three credits).
 
Additional requirements for qualified HP coursework include:
 
All HP coursework must be completed on a letter-grade basis, with one exception: PURA course audit credits may be counted toward the HP curricular requirement but may not be counted toward the additional award of “HP Distinction in a Pathway” (below).
 
Students may count credits for HP-Authorized Independent Research Courses (up to three) only if they complete this online form to have the courses evaluated and the courses are approved.

Students may count credits for HP-Authorized Study Abroad Courses (up to three) only if they follow this information to have the courses evaluated and the courses are approved.
 
Visit hp.gatech.edu/courses for a full list of the courses available in the current semester.

Note: Some HP coursework may satisfy Georgia Tech core curriculum requirements. Other HP coursework may satisfy elective requirements for a Georgia Tech major. Please be sure to consult with your major advisor about using your HP coursework to satisfy your core curriculum requirements and other elective requirements.
 

Additional Award of "HP Distinction in a Pathway"

HP students who complete the 15-credit HP curricular requirement may also earn the additional award of “HP Distinction in a Pathway” for one or more HP Pathways. To earn the award, students must complete six or more of their qualified HP coursework credits in an HP Pathway in Global Engagement, Service, or Research, and must earn a letter grade of "B" or better for all six credits. Credits may not be counted toward more than one Pathway. The HP recognizes the additional award of “HP Distinction in a Pathway” by inclusion of an additional insignia on the right-hand side of the graduation stole and notation of the award for one or more Pathways on the framed HP “Certificate of Completion.”

Visit hp.gatech.edu/honors-program-pathways for complete information and requirements for the Pathways in Global Engagement, Research, and Service.