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College and Departmental Honors Programs

In addition to the four Honors & Scholars programs, University of Tennessee offers program-specific honors programs available through a student’s requisite academic college or department. They are designed to meet the needs of students within a growing number of disciplines and interests.

Typically, admission to these highly selective programs occurs during sophomore or junior years. In most cases, students need not be a member of the Haslam Scholars or Chancellor’s Honors Program to be eligible for admission to a college’s or a department’s honors program.

Multiple honors program memberships are encouraged and are commonplace. One student may be a Chancellor’s Honors student as well as a College Scholar and Baker Scholar; another may be a member of the Department of History Honors Program and a Baker Scholar, but not a member of the Chancellor’s Honors Program.

Many majors offer honors concentrations, as well; check the academic catalog for more information.

When completing a course not designated as “honors” for honors credit, students may use the Honors-by-Contract Application form for course approval and the Honors-by-Contract Completion form to gain honors credit.

College Honors Program
Herbert College of Agriculture Honors FANHS  Minor
College of Arts and Sciences College Scholars
Haslam College of Business Smith Global Leadership Scholars
CEHHS Honors Leadership Studies Minor Service-Learning Honors Program
Tickle College of Engineering Cook Grand Challenge Honors Program
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Baker Scholars
College of Nursing Nursing Honors Program
College of Social Work BSSW Honors Concentration