AHS Honors Program Policies
The AHS Honors program seeks to promote academic and research excellence and honors within Allied Health Sciences, support students involved in honors, encourage an interest in honors among prospective students, and build a community of intellectually engaged students and faculty. As a member of the University of Connecticut Honors Program, students will actively participate in academics and co-curricular activities. Students will comply with the Honors Program requirements according to their year of entry into the University of Connecticut. The Department of Allied Health Sciences has additional requirements for students who want to complete Honors in the major. This document serves to assure that the prospective or current AHS Honor student is aware of departmental requirements for admission to and continued matriculation in Allied Health Sciences Honors.
Please review the information and requirements below and then complete the form attesting that you have read and understood the requirements.
AHS Honors Students are expected to demonstrate the following behaviors:
- awareness of academic and professional responsibilities with the UConn Honors Program
- collegiality and respect for others
- openness to and growth and change in responsiveness to feedback
- awareness of and compliance with deadlines
- adequate and appropriate preparation for class, lab, research, and interviews
- routine and recurrent communication with Honors academic advisors about achievements or challenges in academics and research
- early, repeated, and documented investigation of academic, research, outreach, leadership, mentor, and career options and opportunities using UConn and other provided resources
- engagement in the major as agreed upon by the student and Honors academic advisor
- adherence to all federal, state, University, Department, and programmatic regulations and guidelines for confidentiality and safety
In addition, the student will:
- Participate in regularly scheduled advisement sessions
- Attend a minimum of one University-sponsored thesis preparation workshop before the start of the last academic year in the AHS program
- Attend two separate Office of Undergraduate Research workshops or information sessions before the conclusion of the "sophomore" year on campus. Junior admits will attend sessions within the first 10 weeks of the start of their first semester in AHS Honors.
- Submit a completed AHS Honors Questionnaire with updates as appropriate.
- Include and successfully complete the following courses in the AHS Honors Plan of Study:
- AH 4239/4240W Honors (3 credits) - Research Methods in Allied Health / Writing for Allied Health Research. AHS Honors students must enroll during the fall semester of their junior year. Second semester sophomores may enroll dependent on space availability. The AH 4239/4240W honors course will typically be offered only in the fall semester and will not be open to seniors. Please schedule your other classes accordingly.
- AH 4297W - Honors Thesis in Allied Health Sciences (other courses in other departments may be substituted with prior approval from the AHS Honors Core Advising Committee)
- AH 4289 - Honors Research in Allied Health Sciences (other courses in other departments may be substituted with prior approval from the AHS Honors Core Advising Committee)
- Two classes listed in Group A-3 major as honors conversions or at the graduate level
- Provide an AHS Honors preliminary plan of study to your advisor for AHS Honors Core Advising Committee review by September 15 of the junior year (year prior to anticipated graduation). An approved Honors preliminary plan of study is due in early November of the Junior year. Note: To be eligible to continue in the Honors Program, you must obtain departmental consent by submitting an approved Honors Scholar Preliminary Plan of Study signed by your Honors advisor(s) in your Honors major(s). Honors advisors and department heads may review Honors enrollment for their majors. Click for further information about the process and timeline. If you do not submit an approved preliminary plan of study form by the deadline for your intended graduation date, you will be removed from the Honors Program unless you have been approved for an extension.
- Demonstrate “engagement in the major.” Participatory activities may include: job shadows, internships, mentoring or leadership positions, community service work, participation in a professional organization or conference, and other opportunities related to a career in health. Additionally, seniors will present their research in an AHS Honors Event.
- Submit an Honors Research Plan to your advisor for the AHS Honors Core Advising Committee review.
- Register with UConn Career Center's Husky Mentor Network at anytime, but no later than the junior year.
- Register with UConn Career Center's Husky Career Link in the sophomore or junior year.
- Attend workshop or complete "Graduate School Preparation" from the Center for Career Development On-Demand Video Learning no later than end of junior year.