Lower and Upper Division Credits

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Barrett accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the units at ASU to contribute to student success. Below is a minimum set of guidelines for Barrett students. We do not expel students from Barrett for poor performance or for falling behind on requirements, but work with them to meet the requirements. We wish to work with all of the units to help students meet their requirements, as well.

Barrett students can run an Honors DARS to check the status of their honors credits. Honors credits can be accumulated in a number of ways, including independent study credits, Honors enrichment contracts, and more (see flowcharts below). Students will consult with their Barrett advisors about their progress during advising meetings. Advising appointments are mandatory for Honors students once per year.

Guide to Running Honors DARS (36)

Students who begin Barrett in their first year of college are required to take The Human Event sequence, turn in a successfully defended thesis/creative project, and complete a total of 36 Honors credits (with at least 18 of these credits being upper-division coursework, and 6 of the upper-division credits being outside of the major) with a 3.25 cumulative ASU GPA upon graduation.

Guide to Running Honors DARS (21)

Students who begin Barrett mid-way through their college careers are required to take History of Ideas, turn in a successfully defended thesis/creative project, and complete a total of 21 upper-division Honors credits (with 6 of the credits being outside of the major) with a 3.25 cumulative ASU GPA upon graduation.