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Requirements for the WEC Honors Program

All WEC students are eligible for the CALS Honor Scholar Certificate and the UF Honors Program

Admission Requirements for the CALS Honor Scholar Certificate:

CALS Honor Scholar Certificate Graduation Requirements

Hours: 9 credits with minimum grades of C

Students earning the CALS honors scholar certificate must complete at least nine credit hours of honors coursework and an undergraduate honors thesis. The coursework, thesis topic and thesis adviser are unique to each student and are subject to approval by the CALS honors program director.

Graduating with Honors from UF:

You do not have to participate in the CALS Honors Program to graduate from the University of Florida with Honors.

Graduating with Honors from UF requires only the following:

However, students that complete the CALS Honors Program will graduate from UF magna cum laude or summa cum laude automatically, since the CALS Honors Program requirements exceed the UF and CALS requirements.

See the UF Honors website for more details on graduating with honors and honors theses at the University of Florida.


To graduate as a CALS Honors Scholar, you must 1) maintain a minimum 3.75 upperdivision GPA, and 2) complete five honors experiences listed below. See the CALS Honors Program website for details:


  1. ALS 3923 - Honors Orientation (1 credit)
  2. WIS 4915 - Honors Thesis Research (3 credits)
  3. Two Upper-division honors courses, CALS Honors contract courses or graduate-level courses (You need to have a total of 4-6 credits of courses with an honors section component):
  4. Honors thesis

See the CALS HONORS WEBSITE for the following forms and resources