Honors courses are designed for the student in pursuit of the highest levels of academic achievement.  More than 100 honors courses are offered at the University of Tennessee.  First-year students begin their honors experience by enrolling in UNHO 101 in the fall semester and UNHO 102 in the spring semester, along with at least two additional honors course during their first year.

Over the next three years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are expected to complete 1-2 honors courses per semester, culminating in their senior year with their honors thesis project.