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  1. Learn the requirements of your Upper Division Program below.
  2. Declare your plans with the Honors College
  3. Have questions?  Schedule an appointment with the Upper Division Academic Advisor. 



The baseline requirements for Upper Division Honors Distinction are:

  • 12 hours of 3000/4000-level Honors coursework, including 3-6 thesis hours
  • Honors Thesis Project
  • 3.50 cumulative and LSU GPA
  • 3.50 GPA in Upper Division program courses

Several major departments have designated specific programs of study for their Upper Division Programs beyond the baseline requirements for Upper Division Honors Distinction. Synopses of such departmental program requirements are listed below. Full requirements may be obtained directly from departments.  

In majors without established Upper Division programs, the baseline requirements (above) should be followed.

Animal Sciences

Hours Required


Course Requirements

Two courses with Honors Options from the following list:

ANSC 4005, 4009, 4018, 4040, 4043, 4045, 4050, 4051, 4060, 4080, 4094

plus, 6 hours of thesis research:

  • Two Semesters of HNRS 4000

Additional Rules

To achieve distinction in the Upper Division Honors Program in Animal Sciences a student must:

  • maintain a grade point average of 3.33 or higher during the Junior and Senior years.
  • Complete at least 12 semester hours of Honors Options in courses from the list above, to include 6 hours of thesis, with a grade no lower than 'B' in each.

Thesis Courses Available

HNRS 4000

Department Contact

Dr. Cathleen Williams