New Upper Division Advanced Honors Program

Sign up for the new Advanced Honors course sequence - HUM 177A & 177B!

We are pleased to be able to offer an upper division Honors Program designed for students of all majors

Beginning in Fall 2014, students can satisfy their required upper division General Education areas R, S, and V by taking HUM 177A/177B: Advanced Honors in Science, Social Science and Humanities.  By successfully completing this 9-unit, year-long course, students will fulfill SJSU Studies areas R, S, and V by taking one six-unit course in the fall, and another required three-unit concluding course in spring.   Advanced Honors is a team-taught course sequence, and the group of professors works with its cohort of students over a one-year period, teaching, advising and offering guidance.  This professorial team seeks to provide students with a supportive learning community that will help them to collaborate and thrive at San José State, and in life.

To be a part of HUM 177A/B, Advanced Honors, students must meet certain qualifications.  Acceptance into the program requires:

  1. all-college GPA of 3.0 or higher,
  2. successful completion of the WST (Writing Skills Test), and
  3. enrolling in the 100W, Area Z requirement for the major, during the semesters of either HUM 177A or 177B. 

Want more information?  Please contact, or phone Prof. Cynthia Rostankowski, 409-924-4508 in Clark Hall 441.