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Lower Division Curriculum

The Barrett curriculum

The Barrett curriculum is designed to help students develop habits of mind that enable them to be lifelong learners, creative problem solvers, and participatory citizens in a democratic society. The honors college appoints faculty members who are responsible for teaching the core honors classes – The Human Event, upper-division honors-only seminars, and T.W. Lewis Center courses – and collaborates with all disciplines to offer honors sections, honors enrichment contracts, research and community outreach opportunities, and honors thesis pathways.

Lower Division curriculum requirements

Students who begin Barrett in their first year of college are required to complete The Human Event sequence, defend and submit an approved thesis/creative project, and earn a total of 36 honors credits (18 of which must be upper-division) with a minimum 3.25 ASU cumulative GPA upon graduation.

Barrett students meet with a Barrett Honors Advisor each year to discuss an individualized plan for earning honors credit and completing honors curriculum requirements.

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Why The Human Event and honors thesis?

Honors Faculty describe the value of The Human Event and the honors thesis.

Steps in your honors journey