One way that Academic Scholars can enhance their academic experience is to complete an Honors Option (H-Option) in a non-Honors course. H-Options are available in most departments and involve a project which relates to the course material and is completed in addition to the normally required coursework. The H-Option project is formulated in consultation with the course instructor, usually during the first week of class. Some common H-Options include writing research papers, conducting laboratory research, making class presentations, or additional seminars for groups of H-Option students.
The quality of an H-Option project does not affect the grade assigned for a course; however, in some cases a minimum grade must be earned in a course before the Honors credit associated with the H-Option will be awarded. For details on H-Option availability and guidelines, see Honors Option Authorizationand Honors Option Guidelines.