For current LAS James Scholars
Within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the James Scholar Honors Program encourages academically gifted students to fully develop their intellectual abilities and achieve the college’s highest academic recognition.
Get more information about:
- James Scholar Program Requirements
Read the requirements needed to remain a part of the LAS James Scholar Honors Program.
- James Scholar Student Advisory Board
Learn more about the JSSAB, which encourages a student voice in LAS Honors.
- LAS 122
All incoming, first-year students at the University of Illinois are required to take an orientation course. LAS James Scholars take LAS 122.
- Honors Credit and Experiences
LAS James Scholars can earn Honors Credit by taking an Honors Integrated Course or working on projects with faculty. Honors Experiences can also be substituted for Honors Credit.
- Undergraduate Research
LAS Honors values undergraduate research and is looking to support these opportunities for all our students—be it through the Preble Spring and Summer Research Awards, or having research activities fulfill part of the year’s honors requirements.
- LAS Honors Abroad
LAS Honors is working to develop unique study abroad opportunities for our James Scholars while also collaborating with other honors programs at Illinois.
- LAS Graduation Honors
See information on James Scholar graduation honors requirements, graduation audits, Bronze Tablet, Dean’s List, and College Latin Honors.
LAS Student Handbook
- Majors and minors
- Degree requirements
- Course Guidelines
- Academic Integrity
- Academic Standing
- Attendance & Withdrawals
- Dates and deadlines
- Advising and support
- LAS Honors
- International Programs
- Access and Achievement Program
Careers and Extracurricular Development
- Life + Career Design Initiative
- Student organizations
- LAS Lineup enewsletter
- For Parents
- Statement on Inclusivity