General Information

Recognition of a Southern Miss Honors College Education

  • Honors coursework is indicated on transcript.
  • Completion of both Honors Foundations and Honors Keystone curriculum is indicated on transcript.
  • Scholars who complete full four-year program (both Honors Foundations and Honors Keystone) or scholars who successfully complete Honors Keystone graduate with Latin distinction.
  • Honors Scholars are recognized in the Commencement Program and wear an Honors medallion with their regalia.

Honors College Graduation Requirements

  • Honors Scholars are required to complete 20 Honors Hours by the end of the sophomore year.
  • Honors Scholars must enroll in at least ONE Honors class per semester. Scholars are not allowed to take Honors core classes beyond the sophomore year.
  • Honors Scholars must successfully complete an acceptable senior thesis and pass a comprehensive exam in their major discipline.