Lower-Division Honors

Students who complete Lower-Division requirements earn the Kathryne McDorman Honors Scholar distinction.

To complete Lower-Division Honors, students need to fulfill five requirements; these five requirements include two Honors Cultural Visions courses (or an approved study abroad program) and three Honors Electives.

Cultural Visions

To fulfill this requirement, you may take two Honors Cultural Visions Courses. You also have the option of fulfilling this requirement by participating in an approved study abroad program. A summer study abroad program fulfills one Cultural Visions requirement; a fall or spring program fulfills two Cultural Visions requirements. Summer Honors Abroad trips (e.g., Cultural Routes, Cultural Pathways, Cultural Pilgrimages, etc.) fulfill one Cultural Visions requirement.

Honors Electives

To fulfill this requirement, you may take three Honors courses in any discipline. Other options for fulfilling this requirement include the following:

  • You can earn one Honors Elective by having an Advanced Placement (AP) exam score of 5 or an International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level score of 7.
  • You can earn one Honors Elective by setting up an Honors Course Enrichment Contract for a non-Honors class.


John V. Roach Honors College
2855 Main Drive
Scharbauer Hall 1016

John V. Roach Honors College
TCU BOX 297022
Fort Worth, TX 76129