Dec 05, 2023  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2012-2013 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Honors Program

All University Colleges


Brad Elliott Stone

Associate Director

John David N. Dionisio

Administrative Assistant

Meghan Alcantar


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

University Honors Program

Program Requirements

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 .

Business Students

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.


Honors Program