Nicole Sitkin, Honors Graduate and University Medalist

Honors Contract

The UHP Honors Contract

An Honors Contract allows students to create a custom honors course with a faculty member who has previously, or is currently, their instructor. This faculty member will serve as the instructor of record for the Honors Contract (HNR 190X). The goal of the contract is to enrich the previous class experience by diving deeper into a topic. 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 guidance on acceptable topics, review the Examples of Topics and Final Products document below or contact your UHP Advisor.


Honors Contract for a Year 2 Course Substitution

A Year 2 student may submit an Honors Contract proposal to be used as a UHP Year 2 course substitution. These Honors Contracts must build off a previous UC Davis course and be completed with the faculty member who taught the course.

Honors Contract as a Year 3 Project

An Honors Contract for the Year 3 Project must augment an upper division course (100-197; 192-193 not eligible), and be completed with the faculty member who taught the course. The faculty member must have the title of: Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor or Lecturer PSOE or Emeritus Professor.

Submission Deadline

Students pursuing an Honors Contract must submit the Honors Contract Proposal form. Honors Contract proposals are due by the 10th day of instruction. Contracts will be reviewed the day after the deadline and students will be notified of their CRN or proposal revisions soon after.

Honors Contract Completion

All students completing an Honors Contract will receive the Honors Contract Questionnaire near the end of the quarter they are enrolled in the contract. Students must completed the questionnaire by the listed deadline for it to be recorded as their UHP course/Project.