Honors Contract

Female honors student talking with mentor

The Honors Contract allows students to create an independent project to augment an Upper Division Course that he or she has successfully completed or is currently taking. Contracts with lower division courses require approval and must be attached to a UHP course or a class limited to thirty students.

The goal of the Honors Contract is to enrich the class experience by allowing students to initiate a custom course of study under the mentorship of a faculty member.

The Contract is customized to the selected course, and can take the form of a short research project, a literary review, a survey study, a work of art ... any project that builds on the course’s subject area and involves independent initiative. For additional guidance on acceptable topics, consult the “Examples of Topics and Final Products” below or contact an Honors Counselor.

To gain approval for an Honors Contract, you must submit an Honors Contract Proposal Form to UHPproposals@ucdavis.edu by 5:00pm on the proposal deadline.

Note: Contracts submitted to UHP staff e-mails will NOT be reviewed.

Submission Deadline

Honors Contract proposals are due on the last day of instruction of the Quarter preceding the contract, by 5pm. The last day of instruction is before finals week! Contracts will be reviewed during finals week and students will be notified of their CRN or proposal revisions soon after. (Example: If doing a contract in Winter Quarter, the contract must be received by 5pm, the last day of instruction of Fall Quarter).