In general, Honors programs are based on the belief that talented students profit from close contact with faculty, small courses, seminars or one-on-one instruction, course work shared with other talented students, individual research projects, internships, foreign study, and campus or community service.
While Honors courses should always be unique, unique does not always equal harder.
In other words, you can not count the same Honors courses toward both programs.
It would be wise to ask your advisor whether you can reasonably complete both programs simultaneously while making progress on your major.
However, it would be in your best interest to explain why you didn’t complete the Honors Foundations program in your Honors EXCEL program application.
If you extend the Honors Foundations program into the fifth semester, you can not count the Honors EXCEL program credits toward the Honors Foundations program.
Honors courses should challenge students to "think beyond the textbook" and give them authentic, professional skills and knowledge they will be able to use when they attend graduate school or begin their career.
There are many ways that faculty members can work with Honors students to enhance their pathway through the university.
The application is available online and is open until April 1, 2019. The program requires six credits of experiential learning.
The university defines one credit as approximately three hours per week for 16 weeks (48 hours).