Innovations in Honors
A program for transfer students and current sophomores and juniors at UTC.
Applications for Fall 2020 admission to the Innovations in Honors Program will be accepted from December 1, 2019 until March 1, 2020 for currently enrolled students.
Transfer students may apply until June 1, 2020.
The Innovations in Honors (IIH) Program is designed for transfer students and current UTC students at the sophomore and junior levels.
It is a problem-based, community-embedded learning experience that challenges students to develop critical thinking, design thinking, applied creativity and collaborative leadership.
Using the UTC campus and the city of Chattanooga as active learning laboratories, students work closely with faculty members and civic partners in a two-semester Innovation Lab course to tackle authentic, real-world problems and benefit the larger shared community.
The Future is Here
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Required curriculum for IIH students is 15 hours of honors course work, constituted as follows:
- A two-semester Innovation Lab course sequence (three hours each semester for a total of six hours)
- UHON 2000—Sophomore Honors Studies and UHON 3000–Junior Honors Studies (one hour each, for a total of two hours)
- One additional, three-hour course from the Brock Scholars Seminars or other approved experiential course work
- A two-semester honors thesis (either a Departmental Honors thesis or an Honors College thesis) for a total of four hours
Admission to IIH is by application during the spring semester prior to fall enrollment.