Because of the integrated and interdisciplinary courses, students completing SAGES will satisfy their general education requirements for the Bachelor of Science with 37 credits of Honors courses and 13 credits of mathematics, science and physical education. The Bachelor of Arts requires 37 credits of Honors courses and 13 credits of mathematics, science and physical education plus foreign language proficiency at the intermediate level. In each case, the normal requirements are significantly reduced, which frees students' schedules for other cognate courses and electives.
Students in SAGES who fail to enroll in Honors courses, or whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.33, will be asked to withdraw from the program at the end of the academic year.
The Honors Program works with the University's 17 departmental national honor societies to coordinate information and enhance their activities. It also works closely with the prestigious interdisciplinary national honor society Phi Kappa Phi, which inducts about 30 junior and senior Andrews Scholars each year who meet the rigorous requirements.