Pre-Fall 2020 Graduation Requirements

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

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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Independent Study Credits and Study Abroad Classes can fulfill elective colloquium requirements.


Additional Requirement

  • Global Perspectives Requirement (GP) – Take HC 434H or one qualifying non-CHC course
  • U.S.: Difference, Inequality, and Agency Requirement (DIA) – Take HC 444H or one qualifying non-CHC course

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  • 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 take all required courses with an HC subject code for a grade and pass the course with a C-minus or above. Courses that do not have an HC subject code such as those that satisfy the two math/science courses outside of the honors college, the quantitative requirement, and the second language requirement may be taken for a grade or taken P/NP.  You must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA across all courses you take at the university.

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