University of New Mexico Honors Options

<p>Can somebody help me here? I don't understand what is going on. On the UNM website, it says that there are 3 option for honors college: Designation, Minor, and Major. What do these mean? Is there a way to just apply to the honors college, like in most other universities? It might be obvious, and I might be misreading things, but help me please!</p>

<p>The old Honors program has been discontinued. Only students who entered the program prior to Fall 2012 can be enrolled in the Honors Program. (The one that is like other schools.)</p>

<p>The new replacement offers different levels of involvement: discipline, minor or majors.</p>

<p>Discipline is the lowest level of involvement (15 credits of interdisciplinary honors coursework with UHON designation), while major is the highest (36 credits in courses with UHON designation plus 12 credit of a foreign language, completion of minor or second major, and completion of an independent senior thesis).</p>

<p>Thanks for the help! So choosing any of the options will still let me graduate with honors?</p>

<p>There are different levels of honors.</p>

<p>See each level of Honors on the UNM Honors webpage to see what may appear on your transcript/diploma:</p>

<p>[Honors</a> College | The University of New Mexico](<a href=“]Honors”></p>

<p>When My D received a letter inviting her to apply to the Honors College we were confused about how it all worked, too. The letter didn’t explain the program very well. D called the college and received a good explanation. She applied and was accepted a week later. They do rolling admissions.</p>

<p>OP, you are correct about being able to apply for the lowest level (designation) and graduating with honors. 15 hours of honors courses are required. The classes are smaller seminar-type classes. There aren’t traditional exams. Students are graded through active class participation, papers, and projects. A nice benefit is the early course registration for all of your classes.</p>

<p>My S was just accepted on UNM Honors, but wondering about the Scholars Wing for housing. Are there considerable benefits to living there?</p>

<p>The Honors College at UNM is a completely separate college basically. As with other colleges, you can complete a major or a minor in Honors (it’s basically an interdisciplinary degree), or a special Designation (which is just a note on your diploma that you have Honors designation). I know some people in the Scholars Wing who love it, and some who hate it. From what I’ve heard, it’s very quiet at most times - which could be a good or a bad thing. I personally dislike Hokona (it’s a traditional style dorm), so I chose not to live there. I don’t think there are “considerable” benefits, except that it’s known to be a more study-friendly environment compared to the other dorms. </p>