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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.


Hours Required


Course Requirements

  • 6 hours of Mathematics 3000-4000 level coursework  with Honors Option with a "B" or better. Any 7000 level Mathematics course can substitute for one of the above (no Honors Option is necessary for a 7000 level course)
  • 6 hours of thesis with a Pass ("P") grade: Either MATH 4999 with Honors Option & HNRS 4000 or two semesters of HNRS 4000

Thesis Courses Available

MATH 4999, HNRS 4000