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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

Fall semester Junior year:

  • HNRS 3000
Spring semester Junior year:
  • PSYC 4999 with Honors Option
Fall semester Senior year:
  • HNRS 4000 for thesis
Spring semester Senior year:
  • HNRS 4000 for thesis

Additional Rules

During the second semester of the Sophomore year, the student will apply for admission to the Psychology Honors Program.

Thesis Courses Available

HNRS 4000

Department Contact

Professor Janet McDonald