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.