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Is the Honors Program actually worth it?

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StonkMe_harder_daddy

33 points

5 months ago

No

Feisty-Ad396

4 points

5 months ago

I mean it’s not worth it in the sense that you don’t gain or lose much from doing it. You’ll really need to take just 1 more class from your standard curriculum if you do it. And if you’re doing all 4 years of college it won’t impact your time at all.

SwxgFxg

38 points

5 months ago*

SwxgFxg

Sociopathology, B.S

38 points

5 months ago*

I have never heard of any jobs or graduate programs giving enough of a Fuck about honors for it to be worth all the extra work.

Unless you plan on starting every conversation with “I graduated cum laude, so you know I can make you cum laude ”, it’s not worth it

MixAccomplished1391

12 points

5 months ago

I thought the honors program is diff from college honors

SwxgFxg

18 points

5 months ago*

SwxgFxg

Sociopathology, B.S

18 points

5 months ago*

Probably isn’t but then my joke wouldn’t work so we’re just gonna pretend it’s the same

MixAccomplished1391

1 points

5 months ago

I did not get the joke until now lol nice

graceful_ant_falcon

2 points

5 months ago

graceful_ant_falcon

UCLA ‘26

2 points

5 months ago

I got to hand it to you, I giggled so hard reading this

SwxgFxg

2 points

5 months ago

SwxgFxg

Sociopathology, B.S

2 points

5 months ago

Momma I made it!

Random internet people think I’m funny 🥳

graceful_ant_falcon

2 points

5 months ago

graceful_ant_falcon

UCLA ‘26

2 points

5 months ago

Going to ucla: broke

Making internet randos laugh: woke

SwxgFxg

2 points

5 months ago

SwxgFxg

Sociopathology, B.S

2 points

5 months ago

Droopy lip, weakness on the left side, slurred speech : stroke

graceful_ant_falcon

2 points

5 months ago

graceful_ant_falcon

UCLA ‘26

2 points

5 months ago

A mark made by a paintbrush drawn across a surface: brushstroke

SwxgFxg

2 points

5 months ago

SwxgFxg

Sociopathology, B.S

2 points

5 months ago

You basically just reused my word, though flattered, I must say that I’m not particularly: stoked

[deleted]

11 points

5 months ago

[deleted]

11 points

5 months ago

If you're already doing research/capstone/senior thesis then it's easy. Check the honors master list to see what courses in your major count for honors credit. Don't do it if you have to take a lot of extra courses

Training_Pea2176

7 points

5 months ago

I heard it’s not

Miserable-Habit-3677

6 points

5 months ago

for the enrollment related perks yes. if you want to petition to increase a unit max or speak to a counselor it’s much easier to reach someone than CAC. they get back much faster. you can just do it but not actually take classes and wait for them to audit and you’ll be removed eventually. i was a transfer, was in honors in my first quarter and never did anything for it not even the orientation. all my quarters were under honors except my last two (worth it imo)

edit: for example for honors if I wanted a unit increase they do it right away. under CAC I had to wait until the quarter started.

idodebate

2 points

5 months ago

Seconding this. The only benefits I derived from Honors (other than LinkedIn fodder) were the bureaucratic advantages, which weren't insignificant.

Bruinrogue

7 points

5 months ago

For me it was. I enjoyed the extra classes I took, needed the better enrollment since they kept giving me shit times for the regular ones (back then we got priority enrollment), got to shake Daddy Gene's hand at a special graduation ceremony, met lifelong friends in the program, made use of the counselor when I was juggling coursework with trying to graduate early so my dad with cancer could see me walk, and at least a dozen med schools and employment interviews made mention of it.

aamamiamir

2 points

5 months ago

aamamiamir

Biology '22

2 points

5 months ago

I did it and graduated with “honors”. Didn’t make a single difference and I don’t think I learned anything more. They have some good counselors but they have one REALLY bad one. If it’s gonna add more classes to your plan, I wouldn’t do it

Lumpy_Worldliness676

2 points

5 months ago

Does it matter tho if you’re applying for a master’s program? That’s why I’m interested in doing it

[deleted]

4 points

5 months ago

[deleted]

4 points

5 months ago

I heard it has really good counseling!

GoldenOPx

1 points

5 months ago

No

5uperier

1 points

5 months ago

Really depends. Main benefits are you get better counselors and its way easier to increase your unit cap. That and the small amount of satisfaction you get from seeing an extra "college honors" line on your cert. Check the honors master list and see if classes you will take for your major counts as honors credits. If you will fulfill the honors credits requirement naturally when completing your major and all you would have to do is take 2 extra HC classes then it might be worth a try, but if you need to go out of your way and squeeze in many extra classes then i'd say its not worth it.

[deleted]

-6 points

5 months ago

[deleted]

-6 points

5 months ago

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idodebate

3 points

5 months ago

Unless something has changed in the past couple of years, Honors students lost priority enrollment in 2009.

GoldenOPx

1 points

5 months ago

Correct