Academic Honors Program

An enhanced media curriculum

The Academic Honors Program provides top-performing students the opportunity to challenge themselves academically and graduate with a departmental honors notation.

Each spring, approximately 25 rising juniors with the strongest academic records are invited to join the program. Admission is by invitation only. There is no application, referral/recommendation or other procedures to be considered for the Academic Honors program — it is based solely on cumulative GPA.

Honors classes

Complete a minimum of two Media School honors classes with a grade of B or better (see advance list of honors classes here)

Senior thesis or capstone class

Complete a senior thesis or creative project during your final semester, under the guidance of a faculty member, or take the Ernie Pyle Scholars or Media Scholars capstone class offered spring semester

Apply for your senior thesis

Academic excellence

Demonstrate strong performance in Media School courses and maintain an excellent overall GPA throughout your college career


Contact Dave Groobert, director of the honors program.