CDIS Honors Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Why CDIS Honors?
CDIS undergraduates have the opportunity to participate in the Honors Program of the College of Education and Health Professions. Honors students can take advantage of priority enrollment each semester, work with other honors students in special sections of classes, and be actively involved in typically funded undergraduate research. They graduate with the distinction of Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Cum Laude engraved on their diploma and a medallion presented by the dean of the college.
What's involved in CDIS Honors?
Honors students complete 8 hours of honors course work selected from a wide range of options in university core and a minimum of 10 additional hours in the CDIS major. The CDIS courses include CDIS 2901H which is taken in the spring semester of the sophomore year, CDIS 3901H an honors tutorial, and CDIS 3224H-Language Development in Children, which are taken in the fall term of the junior year, and CDIS 498VH, which is the honors thesis project taken each semester after the honors tutorial for up to 3 credit hours. Two additional seminars, CDIS 3923H Honors Colloquium and CDIS 399VH Honors Course, are available to CDIS honors students.
Joining CDIS Honors
All CDIS undergraduates who want to participate in honors must fill out the Honors College Application Form and request admission into the College of Education and Health Professions Honors Program, even if they have been enrolled in honors through another college at the University of Arkansas. Students who meet the requirements can be admitted to honors upon entry to the university or at any time after their first academic year of studies, even before they are officially accepted into the CDIS major.
Every effort is made to link CDIS honors students with a faculty mentor as early as possible in their undergraduate careers.
CDIS Honors is about connection: person to person, experience, and scholarship to research.