Skip to content

You will be challenged. You will be fascinated. You will learn in ways you've never imagined.

There is no single honors curriculum for Helen P. Denit Honors Program scholars. At UB, you can customize your academic experience through your selection of honors and enhanced courses. You should be able to find classes in the general education curriculum and in your major that provide honors credit.

When you are registering for classes, visit this page to look for honors and enhanced courses that count toward honors credit. If you don't see an honors class that interests you, work with a professor to plan an honors project in your special area of interest.

Credits Towards HPD Honors Graduation

Students may take internships and graduate-level courses for credit towards honors graduation. 

Enhanced courses offer opportunities for students and professors to engage in challenging and fun learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. Learn more about enhanced courses

  • Honors students are able to count the enhanced course credits earned toward their credit requirement for graduation with Denit honors.
  • All students are welcome to enroll in an enhanced course, but we recommend submitting an application in case you decide to take more honors courses. 
  • Summer 2017/ Fall  2017 Enhanced Courses


    • ACCT 405 : Income Taxation // Arthur Flach
    • CMAT 391 : Public Relations Strategies // Roger Friskey

    • CRJU 464.001: Comparative Perspectives on Human Trafficking // Richards (summer 2017)
    • ENTR 300.101: The Entrepreneurial Experience // Ratinho
    • GVPP 348 : State and Local Government // Aaron Wacchaus

    • GVPP 326 :Urban Politics and Public Policy // Kelechi Uzochukwu

    • HIST 382 :  History of Baltimore // Elizabeth Nix

    • HIST 480 : Introduction to Public History // Davis
    • IDIS 302.HN1 Ethics in Business and Society // Martsoukos
    • MKTG 301 : Marketing Management // Frank van Vliet

    • MKTG 460 : Advanced Marketing Management // Frank van Vliet
    • PHIL 250 :  Social and Political Philosophy // James Taggart

    • PHIL 497 : Special Topics: Biomedical Ethics // James Taggart

    • PHIL 497: Special Topics: Sustainability and Cultural Diversity // Darien Ripple (Belize trip Summer 2017)
    •  Internships for credit in any discipline count towards honors credit

    • Graduate-level courses in any discipline count towards honors credits.
  • Spring 2017 Enhanced Courses

    • ACCT 405.001: Income Taxation // Arthur Flach
    • COSC 420.101: 3-D Production // Sujan Shrestha
    • ENTR 300.001/101: The Entrepreneurial Experience // Tiago Ratinho
    • HIST 205.001/101: African-American History Since 1865 // Josh Davis
    • HIST 354.001: History of Germany // Josh Davis
    • MGMT 301.EF 1: The OB Curse // Regina Bento
    • MKTG 301.101: Marketing Management // Praneet Randhawa
    • MKTG 410.WB1: Buyer Behavior and Market Analysis // Praneet Randhawa
    • MKTG 460.101: Advanced Marketing Management // Frank van Vliet
    • OPRE 315: Bardossy
    • PHIL 150.001: Critical Thinking and Argument // JamesTaggart
    • PHIL 490.101: Theories of Justice // James Taggart
    • PSYC 270.001: Positive Psychology // John Gasparini

See the schedule of courses.

Honors Courses

In some special cases, a course may be designated as an honors course. To enroll in an honors course, you must:

  • have an application on file (unless you're an incoming pre-designated honors freshman enrolling in an honors learning community)
  • be in good standing in the honors program
  • contact your academic adviser for permission.

See the schedule of courses.

My favorite honors course was Global Business Environment with Prof. Sriram. The course only had nine students, and all were serious about their work. We shared diverse perspectives, as did he. He has lived and traveled and taught in many different countries and that makes a huge difference.

—RaSheila Daniels, B.S. in Business Administration, Early Entry Law Option


Recent examples of Helen P. Denit Honors classes and seminars:

  • Creating the Apocalypse

    As the end of the Maya calendar looms and popular culture embraces end of the world scenarios from zombies to global warming, the apocalypse is capturing our collective imagination. Why are we so fascinated by the collapse of civilization, and what can we learn from these stories? In this interactive community, you'll research and respond to depictions of the apocalypse across media and create your own games based on the end of the world.

  • The Chesapeake: Oceans, Fisheries and Government

    You'll examine how different nations and U.S. states have managed, or mismanaged, marine ecosystems and how fisheries are a critical part of human interactions with the environment. By studying human ecology, comparative government and writing, you'll learn how environmental policies have affected the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in our local watershed. You'll also explore how these policies influence local, regional, national and international economies, marine ecosystems, energy policies, water usage, recreational activities and food science.

  • The King Years: An Honors Seminar with Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author

    The modern civil rights movement grew from a tiny, persecuted minority into a worldwide inspiration for freedom and equal citizenship. Challenges from the King years still reverberate in contemporary politics. You'll explore the watershed period through personal stories of its conflicted characters, from sharecroppers to presidents, who built historical landmarks such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the sit-ins, Mississippi Freedom Summer, the Voting Rights Act, the Black Power movement, and Vietnam protests.

Last Published 3/9/17