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Registration for undergraduates for Spring 2015 will begin on November 5th. The Honors members who qualified for Honors Early Registration will receive an earlier registration time on Mavlink.

The early registration date will show in your Mavlink by October 20, 2014.

As registration for the Spring 2015 semester approaches, it is *very important* that you read the official emails and notices concerning Mavlink.

You can look at classes online by going to the MavLink portal through ""  You need not even sign in... all you need to do is check the blue ‘Search of Classes’ button on the screen.  On the next screen enter the semester:  Spring 2015.  Next, click “Honors Program” in the Special Programs box.  The Spring 2015 schedule has over 100 courses available for Honors credit, ranging from Honors only classes to Honors classes with Projects or Options.  Remember, contracts and Honors option courses need projects so be sure to talk to your professor! The list may be found HERE .

All Honors Students:  There are three Honors Colloquia available for Spring 2015!  Please enroll so that we fill all the available seats!

HONR 3000-090: King Arthur Through the Ages.  Prof. L. Buchelt, TR, 10:00 – 11:15 a.m., KH 208C

HONR 3000-091:Pursuit of the American Dream, Prof. Charles Johanningmeier, TR, 11:30 - 12:45 p.m., KH 208C

HONR 3000-092: Maverick Startups, Prof. Dale Eesley, M, 3:00 - 5:40 p.m. Enrollment by Permission only. Please contact the professor: for informtion.


Honors Only Courses that Meet General Education Requirements in Spring 2015:

Art Appreciation, ART 1010-099, Prof. Sharon Hofschire, TR, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m., ASH 306. It is a Humanities/Fine Arts General Education course and an U.S. Cultural Diversity General Education course.

Computer Science Principles, CSCI 1200-099, Prof. Jon Youn, F, 9:00 - 11:45 a.m., PKI 260. It is a Natural/Physical Science General Education course

World Civilizations I, HIST 1000-099, Prof. Martina Saltzmacchia, MW, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m., ASH 290. It is a Humanities/Fine Arts General Education course and an U.S. Cultural Diversity General Education course.

American History to 1865, HIST 1110-099, Prof. Sharon Wood, TR, 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., KH 234. It is a Humanities/Fine Arts General Education course.

Honors English Composition II, ENGL 2160, Prof. Matthew Marx, TR, Section 098 is 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. or Section 099 is 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. KH 224. It is an English Composition II-Fundamental Academic Skills course.



Note for Fall 2014: All contract work must be completed by the last day of classes, Friday, December 13th, 2014.     Enjoy the rest of the semester!

Contract requirements for Spring 2015!  All contract forms must be submitted within the first five weeks of class.  All Honors option course decisions must be made and contracts turned in to the Honors office by February 13, 2015.  

The courses that will admit only Honors students:

The Honors Internship, Honors 3970.  Please call the Honors Office for a permit.
The Senior Thesis/Project, Honors 4980.
Calculus I, II and III, MATH 1950, 1960, and 1970: are available for Honors credit by Option in sections 091 through 099.  There are also Honors option sections for Abstract Math, 2230, Intro to Analysis, 3230, Differential Equations, Math


Students in the College of Arts and Sciences:
All upper level Foreign Language courses are available for Honors credit; contact the professor to make arrangements. 
All classes from the Department of Chemistry are available for Honors credit; please contact the course professor. 
Students in the College of Business Administration:
4000-level Accounting classes are available for Honors credit; please contact the course professor. 
Students in the College of Education:
All classes in the College of Education are available for Honors credit.  Please contact the Honors Coordinator, Dr. Saundra Shillingstad, RH 212D, 554-2807, for information.

There is an ongoing opportunity for the Volunteer Tutoring Initiative on the UNO campus.  Honors Program students offer free tutoring to other UNO students at a convenient time and place for both parties.  Three hours of Honors credit is awarded upon completion of 20 hours tutoring.  Information is available on the Honors Program webpage: