Students have the opportunity to graduate with honors in the major; they usually complete the honors requirements of a particular department or program appropriate to their area of study. Students should initiate inquiries about graduating with honors in the interdepartmental studies major by contacting the Interdepartmental Studies Program (ISP) coordinator; they should inquire early in their junior year to allow time for foundation coursework. Students must submit an honors project approval form to the ISP coordinator.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences requires that students who earn honors in the major maintain a minimum University of Iowa cumulative g.p.a. of at least 3.33. Additional g.p.a. standards and requirements are set by each department or program.
University of Iowa Honors Program
In addition to honors in the major, students may pursue honors study and activities through membership in the University of Iowa Honors Program. University honors students must maintain a 3.33 g.p.a., complete 12 s.h. of coursework designated as honors courses, and complete 12 s.h. of an experiential learning project. Visit Honors at Iowa to learn about the University's honors program.
NOTE: Membership in the UI Honors Program is not required to earn honors in the interdepartmental studies major.