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Brad Elliott Stone
John David N. Dionisio
The University Honors Program at Loyola Marymount University seeks to offer academically outstanding students with intellectually creative and rigorous courses designed to create a life-long love of learning and the intellectual habits required to serve others. The sequence of courses culminates in a Senior Thesis project (either HNRS 497 or a Senior Thesis/Project course in their major) prepared under the guidance of professorial mentors. Honors students are strongly encouraged to present their work at the LMU Undergraduate Research Symposium as well as national conferences in their discipline. Selected students will have the opportunity to attend and present work at the National Collegiate Honors Council and the Western Regional Honors Council conferences.
For more on the program, including how to apply, please consult the description of the University Honors Program in the Academic Programs and Services section of the Bulletin, or look at the program’s website at http://www.lmu.edu/honors.
University Honors Program
Students in the University Honors Program replace the University Core with the following courses:
Lower Division Honors Core
Upper Division Honors Core
Either HNRS 497 or a thesis/capstone project course in the student’s major
Foreign Language Requirement
Demonstrated proficiency, by coursework or by examination, to the 203 (intermediate) level of any foreign language
AP and IB Equivalencies
The University Honors Program offers HNRS credit for AP scores of 5 in the following areas: AP Social Sciences (HNRS 105 ), AP Laboratory Sciences or AP Calculus (HNRS 140 ), AP European or World History (HNRS 220 or HNRS 230 ), AP Foreign Languages (Language Requirement).
Please contact the Honors Director concerning IB equivalencies.
Science and Engineering Students
Students in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering are exempt from HNRS 140 and choose only one of HNRS 220 or HNRS 230 .
Students in the College of Business Administration are exempt from HNRS 105 .
Liberal Studies Students
Students who are working toward elementary education credentials need to meet with the Honors Director to determine the best coursework path. Decisions about courses will be made in consultation with the Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation.