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Hicks Honors College

Hicks Honors College Requirements


Beginning Fall 2019 the Hicks Honors College created a customized program for students to complete.  Be all you can be with the Hicks Honors College.  As an honors student, you can tailor the program to be as beneficial to your needs and interests as possible.  It's basically getting rewarded for doing the things you most want to do anyway!  

You can find more information about the program on the UNF catalog.

  • 1. Complete the Honors College curriculum;
    Complete the 15-credit hour Hicks Honors Foundations curriculum (which will normally fulfill remaining General Education courses) or the equivalent.


    Complete enriched upper-division Hicks Honors program by fulfilling the following three categories: 

    1. Successful completion of IDS 3924 Hicks Honors Pre-Capstone Symposium (0-1 ch)
    2. One from the following types of experiences (note: these are illustrative not exhaustive):
      •  i. Honors in the Major
      • ii. Hicks Fellowship
      • iii. Semester Abroad
      • iv. Minor in an unrelated field to the major (such as the Leadership Minor)
      •  v. Other experiences/programs approved by the Hicks Honors College
    3. Two from the following types of experiences (note: these are illustrative not exhaustive):
      • i. Honors seminar
      • ii. two language classes beyond major requirements
      • iii. present at an Honors or disciplinary conference
      • iv. publish a work of literature or art
      • v. Other experiences approved by the Hicks Honors College  

    Involvement in extensive co-curricular activities such as (either a or b): 

    1. a major leadership initiative approved by the Hicks Honors College, such as (but not limited to) Osprey Community Engagement Program, Environmental Leadership Program, student government officer, etc.
    2. a variety of selected experiences approved by the Hicks Honors College, such as (but not limited to) completing an application for a competitive fellowship, participating in an honors service project or ambassadorship, serving in organizations on or off campus, etc.
  • 2. Complete an appropriate Capstone experience no sooner than 2 years before graduation;
    The Capstone is a pivotal experience during which students move from education to professional practice. In other words, a Capstone serves as a transition from college to a career, a professional program, or a graduate school. Students must complete an Honors Capstone topic/project of their choice and develop an e-portfolio to put your capstone project in and showcase your best self.  For more information about the process please review the Capstone page.
  • 3. Have a 3.2 UNF GPA and a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher the semester prior to graduation and at the time of graduation.
    To remain in the Hicks Honors College, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.2 UNF GPA. Students below a 3.0 cumulative GPA and/or a 3.2 UNF GPA will be dropped from the college and may apply for reinstatement upon reaching the requirements. Students between a 2.75 and 3.19 are considered to be in Honors probationary status.