Pi Mu Epsilon (mathematics)
Pi Sigma Alpha (political science)
Psi Chi (psychology)
Scabbard and Blade (military science)
Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish)
Sigma Iota Epsilon (business management)
Sigma Pi Sigma (physics)
Sigma Theta Tau (nursing)
Sigma Xi (sciences)
Tau Beta Pi (engineering)
Upsilon Pi Epsilon (computer science)
The Departmental Honors Program allows exceptional students to receive special recognition for their academic achievements. Departmental honors is bestowed upon students who have maintained high academic standards in their course work, completed an acceptable two-semester, four-hour honors project, and passed an oral examination. Graduation with departmental honors is recorded on the academic record and on the diploma. The departmental honors project allows each honors candidate to deepen knowledge and increase skills in a particular discipline. Typical honors projects include original research or literary analysis, scientific experimentation, or artistic expression. Admission to departmental honors requires an institutional cumulative grade point average of 3.2 and a grade point average of 3.5 in the major. Any student with an institutional cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and a grade point average of 3.75 in the major may become a candidate for highest honors. The requisite GPA is required at the time of graduation for a student to be awarded Departmental Honors.
Application for departmental honors is usually made during the third semester before graduation. Forms and a full accounting of procedures and policies can be found in the current Departmental Honors Handbook, obtainable from the Director of University Honors, 202 Guerry Hall, or on line at www.utc.edu/Administration/DepartmentalHonors/.
Enrolling in Graduate Courses
A senior who is within 30 credit hours of completing requirements for the bachelor's degree at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga may apply for admission to graduate courses if the applicant has an institutional cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) or higher and is recommended by the head of his or her major department. Subject to the approval of the director of the Graduate School, a student may earn up to nine credit hours of graduate credit prior to completing the bachelor's degree. Such approval must be obtained each semester by completing the special application form which is available in the Graduate School Office. Courses taken for graduate credit may not be applied toward an undergraduate degree.