Welcome! Once you have been accepted to the HSP program and have submitted your confirmation form, you will meet with Dr. Sarah Fields, who will work with you to plan your honors journey.

If you have questions please contact us at CUHSP@ucdenver.edu


To earn honors, students must complete 15 credit hours of honors-level work and maintain a 3.25 or better.

Students may do so in a variety of ways, including by completing:

  • an honors section of a course, offered by a department
  • a first-year experience seminar designated as honors
  • a 5000-level course (by permission of instructor)
  • departmental thesis credit
  • an honors contract negotiated with faculty to extend assignments in existing courses
  • an independent study

Students may replace 3 credit hours of coursework with co-curricular or extra-curricular activities that may include but are not limited to:

  • Undergraduate (EUReCA!) research grants or other mentored research conferences, colloquia, or seminar presentations
  • Research and Creative Activities Symposium (RaCAS)
  • Performances
  • Exhibitions
  • Leadership activities
  • Community service and engagement
  • Study abroad
  • Internships
  • Honors workshop