HHS Honors Programs

The College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) offers many opportunities for high-achieving students to grow in their intellectual curiosity and pursue a rigorous, research-oriented undergraduate curriculum that prepares them for their next giant leap. HHS students have several options to pursue an honors experience and tailor a one-of-a-kind education.

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Take Honors Courses

Students with a 3.0 GPA or above are eligible to take honors courses. There are three ways to take an honors course at Purdue: HONR courses offered through the John Martinson Honors College, honors courses offered by a specific college and courses taken through an honors contract.

Students interested in honors contracting courses that reside within our college must complete the HHS Honors Contracting Student Form and request a grade mode change by the Registrar’s H (Honors) grade mode deadlines. Please see the Registrar’s Fall 2024 Drop/Add or Modify Dates. The deadline to add H Grade mode for full-semester (16-Week) courses is Thursday, August 29. Late submissions will not be accepted

For all HHS courses, honors contract materials and agreements will be made using the HHS Honors Contracting Student Form. Honors contracting materials include: an up-to-date standard course syllabus and a revised honors syllabus that includes the honors project description and modified honors grading scale, which you can obtain through your course instructor. The College of Health and Human Sciences does not accept hard copies of Form 23 and the Honors Contract Form. Contact your advisor or Sanjana Dey at dey9@purdue.edu with questions.

John Martinson Honors College

Purdue’s John Martinson Honors College students have several options for completing the scholarly project required for an Honors College diploma. College of Health and Human Sciences students who are part of the Honors College may complete a departmental honors thesis or honors capstone project. See below for departmental details and explore information on how to join the Honors College.

HHS Honors Programs

The College of Health and Human Sciences, the School of Health Sciences, the Department of Nutrition Science and the Department of Psychological Sciences offer honors programs separate from the John Martinson Honors College. Students accepted to these research-focused honors programs learn how to conduct an independent empirical project under the close supervision of a faculty member while completing a bachelor’s thesis and showcasing their research in a departmental poster session. Click on the links below for more information.

Talk to your academic advisor about potential honors pathways within your HHS department or school.

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