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Our Programs

UT’s Honors & Scholars houses four university-wide, interdisciplinary honors programs for UT’s highest-achieving students.

Honors & Scholars Programs provides a more intimate college experience within the context of a large research university by integrating academic achievement and student life within a culture of intellectual and civic engagement. Each of our programs offers a unique honors experience to appeal to a variety of student interests and talents, and we invite you to explore them all using the chart below.

Program Comparison

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Haslam Scholars Chancellor’s Honors Honors Leadership 1794 Scholars
Program Tenets cohort model,
community of learners,
research and scholarship,
service & leadership
intellectual curiosity,
social responsibility,
global & cultural awareness,
research and scholarship,
critical reflection
cohort model,
personal development,
leadership and ethics,
social & cultural awareness
academic engagement,
global & cultural awareness,
campus involvement,
volunteer spirit
Length of Program 4 years 4 years 4 years 2 years
Admission first-year incoming students first-year incoming and current students first-year incoming students first-year incoming students, current and transfer students with at least two years left at UT
Qualifying H. S. GPA 4.0 3.8 3.8 3.8
Qualifying ACT* 31 28 28 28
Courses HSP exclusively designed
curriculum sequence
interdisciplinary Honors coursework Honors track of the
Leadership Studies Minor
University Honors 101
International or Cultural
fully-paid cohort study abroad Ready for the World
leadership experience
access to Honors study
abroad programs
Capstone Project or
research/capstone sequence
research/capstone sequence
leadership capstone project capstone project
Living and Learning
first-year Required optional optional optional
Student Engagement exclusive academic and community engagement opportunities
Minimum Cumulative
3.5 3.5 3.5 3.0
Graduation HSP certificate & HSP medallion CHP certificate & CHP medallion minor in Honors Leadership Studies & HLP medallion certificate of completion, 1794 pin
Privileges priority registration, Honors coaching, advanced library benefits, and exclusive Honors programming