College of LAS « Illinois

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:

  • 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.

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