Graduation Requirements

Honors Program Graduate Medallion

All students entering the Reaud Honors College are encouraged to work toward becoming Honors Collge Graduates. To achieve this distinction, the Reaud Honors College student must:

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.4 or above AND
  • Participate in at least one High Impact Educational Practice (Undergraduate Research/Creative Activity, Diversity/Global Learning, Service Learning, or Co-Op/Internship) AND
  • Collect 70 Honor Points by performing volunteer service work and participating in University and Honors College activities AND
  • Take at least 2 Honors Seminars or 1 Honors Topics course AND
  • Complete a minimum of 26 credit hours of Honors courses, of which at least eight hours must be upper-level Honors courses OR
  • Complete a minimum of 23 credit hours of Honors courses, including six hours of the Honors Thesis.

NOTE:  A grade of B or better must be earned in order to receive Honors credit for a course.

Special recognition is given to Reaud Honors College Graduates at the Lamar University commencement exercises, including the opportunity to wear the Honors medallion (shown on the right) and a notation by the student's name in the commencement program. The status of Honors College Graduate will also be permanently affixed to the individual's official University transcript.

A student engaging in extracurricular research or creative activity may receive non-course based credit. The amount of such credit may range from 1 credit hour to no more than 6 credit hours and will be determined by the Reaud Honors College Dean.