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Before registering for classes, check
online (also use my.butler.edu) to be sure you have
the latest course information.
Another important piece of information you should know - you
must earn a grade of 'B' or better to receive honors credit for
your honors courses. A 'B-' does not count. This requirement is
written in the Butler University Bulletin. If you take an honors
course and your final grade is less than a B, you will still get
the 2 hours on your transcript, but will need to take an honors
course at that level over again.
All students who complete the honors program are required to
HN 100 or HN 200
HN 200 or HN 300
Departmental Honors course
HN 397 or 398 - Thesis proposal
Outline of the Honors Program (WORD document)
The first four course requirements may be taken in any order. We
recommend you take the Dept honors course in fall your junior year
and HN 397 or 398 in spring your junior year. Of course, we will
work with your schedule if that is not possible. Just let us
If you are unsure how many courses you still need to take, or
which courses, please email
Amy and ask! Be sure to include your student ID number.
If you want to STUDY ABROAD it is possible to take an honors
course while abroad (and you'll probably take care of most of you
cultural events, too)! Please have the course approved BEFORE you
leave. Judi Morrel, HP director, will be the person to approve a
course taken abroad for a HN course requirement. Take possible
course descriptions to her for approval. She's in JH153B.
And finally, if you have specific questions about registration,
while I am more than happy to help you, ask your advisors. They are
here to ADVISE you on your courses and other paths while at Butler.
Most of them should have information on the honors program. If they
do not, or if you cannot get in touch with your advisor, you may
always check with Amy Elson (email@example.com) or Judi
Morrel (firstname.lastname@example.org), or get more
information from the FAQs section of our website.
Freshman and Sophomore Registration Information
If you are signing up for a HN course, especially if you are a
freshman or a sophomore, please have more than one Honors course in
mind that can fit into your schedule. Have three selected. Your
first choice may be filled before you can enroll in it. The Honors
Program will do everything it can to accommodate schedule
conflicts, so if you have a very tight schedule and only one course
can fit, please let us know. Also keep in mind, your second or even
third choice class will be just as exciting!
We cap HN courses at 15 and keep waitlists. We will add up to 3
students and honors professors may choose to either add 2 more or
allow us to add 2 more students. It is important that students or
their advisors or both contact
the honors program to explain why a specific course is needed
so we can make the best decisions when it comes to waitlists.
For more information:
Junior Registration Information Show
Juniors should enroll in a Departmental Honors Course in the
fall (The DHC is taken in the area in which you intend to write
your thesis). In rare circumstances, students may take their DHC in
the spring. If you're unsure what your Departmental Honors Course
is, ask your advisor.
Juniors will take HN 397 or 398 in the spring their junior year.
This is the Honors Thesis Independent Study and Proposal course. It
is an independent study with your thesis advisor that gives you
graded credit for preparing and submitting a thesis proposal in
March. If you plan on completing the honors program, you need to
take this in the spring before the year you will graduate. The only
way to enroll is to come to the Honors Office (JH 153D). You will
be asked to fill out a form and have your advisor sign it before HN
397 or 398 will be added to your schedule.
Click here for the HISTP
form (WORD document).
FAQ: What's the difference between 397 and
HN 397 carries only one hour of credit.
Some students will not have to do a significant of background
research in the spring in order to complete a thesis proposal - for
instance, many students develop a proposal based on previous class
work or work done in the DHC. These students register for HN 397,
which assumes about 15 total hours of meeting time with your thesis
advisor (that translates to one hour per week.)
HN 398 carries two hours of credit.
Some students will need more credit and time devoted to
background research before submitting a finalized thesis proposal.
HN 398 grants credit for about 30 total hours of work/meeting time
with your thesis advisor (approximately 2 hours per week).
For more details: Juniors (WORD
Senior Registration Information Show
Now is the time to make sure you've completed your HN courses
and have HN 397 or 398 on your transcript. Finally, if you wish to
earn graded credit for your thesis, you may sign up for - 499 in
your major. For example, if you are a biology major, you may sign
up for BI499. This is worth 3 credit hours.
For more details: Seniors (WORD