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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are Honors courses more difficult than regular courses?
A: No, but they're different. Honors work is not greater in amount, but different in kind. As a rule, you can expect less lecturing and more interacting, less note-taking and more critical writing, less memorizing and more thinking. Because classes are small discussion oriented seminars, you will be expected to participate actively.

Q: Do Honors courses cost more than other courses?
A: No, there is no additional cost associated with the Honors College. Rather, Honors courses allow you the benefits of a small, private college at the cost of a public university.

Q: What if I decide the Honors College isn't for me?
A: The Honors courses you've completed still fulfill UWM distribution requirements and count toward graduation. If you decide not to continue, you haven't lost anything.

Q: How do Honors courses fit into my schedule?
A: Honors courses complement your schedule, and most satisfy General Education Distribution Requirements (GER). In addition, Honors College students have the benefit of priority registration, which allows them to easily integrate Honors courses into their curriculum.

Q: How can the Honors College benefit me if I'm planning to major in a professional area like education, business, or architecture?
A: The world has grown too complex to contemplate specializing in a professional area at the expense of a liberal education. Doctors, for example, must make moral decisions, computer specialists must write effectively, lawyers must do research and make critical judgments. Therefore, students majoring in professional areas need to supplement their professional studies with humanistic ones.