Honors Program

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Do you enjoy engaging in more in-depth learning in the classroom, the lab, and the community? Find your place in the School of Health & Human Sciences' honors program—SHHS's undergraduate learning experience for high ability students. 

In the honors program, you’ll join other highly engaged students, where you'll all work toward graduating with honor notations. 

Honors medallion and cords

Honor students embrace a passion for learning by connecting with the school's expert faculty to make discoveries that go beyond classroom instruction. 

By joining the honors program, you'll gain membership to the IUPUI Honors College and access to its computer lab, study space, advisors, study abroad programs, and student council.

You'll also receive partial sponsorship to join professional organizations or to travel to professional activities, such as conferences and seminars.

If you have a passion for learning, give your education a boost by considering the SHHS honors program.

Admission requirements

To apply for admission to the SHHS honors program, you must:

  • Have an IU cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5.
  • Be currently enrolled at IUPUI.
  • Have earned at least 15 credit hours in residence at IUPUI.
  • Be enrolled in an SHHS major, or have satisfied the requirements to be accepted into an SHHS major.
  • Complete the SHHS honors program application, including a 500-word answer to the question: How will participation in the SHHS honors program help you achieve your academic or professional goals?
  • Submit faculty reference information. Your references should be able to speak to your academic performance and your academic or professional potential.

Applications are accepted for fall admission only. The application deadline is August 1 each year.

Apply to the honors program

Program requirements

Once accepted, you must meet these requirements to continue in the program and graduate with honors:

  • Enroll as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credit hours) each fall and spring term.
  • Take at least one honors credit hour each semester after admission into the honors program. This can but does not have to include summer terms. No more than six honors credit hours can be completed each fall and spring semester.
  • Earn 24 hours of honors credit, through honors-designated courses or courses in which honors contracts have been approved.
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.3 in honors courses.
  • Maintain an IU cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher.


If you're interested in joining the next class of undergraduate honors students, speak with your SHHS advisor, or email Jake Streepey.