Honors Program

Honors Degree Admissions

Honors Degree in Architecture & Planning
The Honors Program is an academically challenging course of study for undergraduate architecture and urban planning students. Top tier students satisfy some of the degree requirements for their major through distinctive and demanding courses created to stimulate design and conceptual excellence. Students who complete the program will graduate with both college and university honors.

Requirements for Honors in Architecture & Planning
To satisfy the requirements for CA+P and university honors, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5 and complete the courses outlined below:

Honors Core in Architecture & Planning
Two Courses:

URBPL 3101: People and Place I and
ARCH 2615: People and Place II

Honors Writing
One Course:

HONOR 2211: Writing in Honors or
HONOR 3200: Writing in a Research University
(City and Metropolitan Planning majors should choose HONOR 3200)

Honors Core in Intellectual Traditions
Two of the following four courses:

ARCH 1610: Architecture/Planning LEAP I
HONOR 2101: The World of Antiquity
HONOR 2102: Medieval Christianity & Renaissance Humanism
HONOR 2103: Emergence of Modern Times

Honors General Education Courses
Take any 2 additional Honors courses at the University

In Selecting courses, students should look for opportunities to simultaneously satisfy general education or major pre-requisite requirements.

Honors Thesis / Capstone Project
ARCH/URBPL 4999: Honors Thesis

Students are encouraged to integrate their thesis/capstone project with the final project required by their major.

Admission to the Program
Students in the College of Architecture + Planning Honors Program must meet the requirements of the University Honors Program. For entering freshman, students must have an admission index score of at least 120 and a high school cumulative GPA of 3.5; continuing or transfer students must have a cumulative university or transfer GPA of at least 3.5.

Information about the University Honors Program is available at www.honors.utah.edu. Students wishing to participate in the CA+P Honors Program should obtain an application form from the CA+P front office and pursue advising from one of the CA+P Honors Advisors listed on the application form.

Participation in the CA+P Honors Program is not limited to students who have been admitted to the architecture or urban planning degree programs. Participation in the honors program, however, does not guarantee admission to the degree programs, and does not alter the admissions processes required by those programs.

Honors Courses That Count for Other Major/University Requirements