Associate Honors Scholars
Current UTC students who were not initially admitted to the UHON Program and who have completed at least 24 hours of credit with a GPA of 3.5 may apply for membership as Associate Honors Scholar. Although ineligible for any University Honors Scholarships which are awarded to incoming freshmen only, Associates enjoy most of the benefits of the other UHON students, including admission to specialized UHON courses, early registration for classes, access to the UHON reading room and computer lab, and a stipend to spend on concert and theater tickets. Associates are also eligible to participate in annual trips sponsored by the UHON Program.
Interested students can obtain an application at the Honors Program Office, 202 Guerry Hall, on on line at www.utc.edu/univhon/AssocAppl.pdf/.
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 overall grade point average of 3.2 and a grade point average of 3.5 in the major. Any student with an overall grade point average of 3.5 and a grade point average of 3.75 in the major through the next-to-last semester before graduation may become a candidate for highest 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/univhon/DHON/dhon.html/.
Academic Recognition and
The University recognizes scholarly achievement in a number of ways. The deans list includes each semester the names of all students who achieve an average for the semester of at least 3.2 with a registration of 6 graded hours or more.
Institutional credit will not be counted in the grade point average for graduation or honors.
Academic achievement, either in general or in specific fields, is recognized by a number of organizations:
Alpha, the scholastic honor society of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, elects to membership seniors who have maintained a very high scholastic average. Election is by vote of the faculty members of Alpha.
Alpha Lambda Delta, national honor society for women and men, elects to membership those freshmen who have a 3.5 average on at least 12 graded hours in the first semester or a cumulative average of 3.5 at the end of the freshman year.
Golden Key, is a national honor society for all juniors and seniors, either full or part time, who have been at UTC for one year and who have maintained at least a 3.3 grade point average.
Mortar Board, a national honor society for senior women and men, elects to membership those who at the end of their junior year have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and who have demonstrated outstanding ability in leadership, scholarship, and service to the University.
Phi Eta Sigma, national honor society for men and women, elects to membership those freshmen who have a 3.5 average on at least 12 graded hours in the first semester or a cumulative average of 3.5 at the end of the freshman year.
Honor societies in specific areas include: