Graduation Requirements

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The Rule of Thirds

Clark Honors College curriculum replaces university general education requirements. Students take 1/3 of their classes in the honors college, another 1/3 in their major and the last 1/3 as electives. Generally, you will take one or two classes in the honors college each term.

Classes in the CHC are more rigorous than the general university classes they replace. All CHC courses begin at the 200-level, meaning coursework and in-class expectations are equivalent to those of general university courses designed for second-year students.


Required Courses

Clark Honors Introductory Program (CHIP)

  • HC 199H (First Year - Fall Only)

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Second Language

Two years or completion of second year, third-term proficiency, or demonstration of proficiency by examination.

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Science & Math

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200-Level Arts & Letters and Social Science Series

  • HC 221H: Arts & Letters - Ancient World
  • HC 222H: Arts & Letters - Modern World
  • HC 231H: Social Science - Ancient World
  • HC 232H: Social Science - Modern World
  • HC 223H Arts & Letters Research or HC 233H Social Science Research

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400-Level Colloquia

  • HC 421H: Arts & Letters Colloquium
  • HC 431H: Social Science Colloquium
  • HC 441H: Science Colloquium
  • Two additional ellective colloquia

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Multicultural Requirement

OPTIONAL: One course each from two of the three available categories:

  • Identity, Pluralism & Tolerance (can be fulfilled by colloquia designated HC 424H)
  • International Cultures colloquia (can be fulfilled by colloquia designated HC 434H)
  • American Cultures colloquia (can be fulfilled by colloquia designated HC 444H)

The multicultural course requirement may be fulfilled by a variety of designated courses across the university.

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Thesis

  • HC 408H: Thesis Orientation
  • HC 477H: Thesis Prospectus

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Your Degree Guide - An Important Resource

Formerly known as the "Degree Audit," your UO Degree Guide is found in DuckWeb and tracks your progress towards graduation. The guide monitors the university requirements, Clark Honors College requirements, and the requirements for your majors and minors, all in one place.

The Degree Guide is a resource to assist you in course planning and degree tracking, but it is not an official guarantee of degree completion. You should always consult with your CHC and major advisors to discuss your progress and verify that you are satisfying the necessary requirements.

Grades and Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA)

Unless pass/no-pass is the only option available, you must complete all CHC requirements with a grade of C-minus or above, and maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA across all courses you take at the university.

If your GPA slips below 3.0 your CHC advisor will work with you to develop a plan to get you back on track. During this time you will be on honors college probation, meaning that you will still be able to enroll in CHC courses and work towards completion of your graduation requirements.