University of Washington Honors Program

Current Courses & Course Overview*

*The course overview  is for planning purposes only. All courses subject to change without notice. Do not use the course overview page for registration. SEE TIME SCHEDULE AND OUR UPCOMING/CURRENT COURSES PAGE FOR ACCURATE DESCRIPTIONS AND UPDATED ENROLLMENT INFORMATION. 

Honors Courses – Spring 2023
Honors Courses Overview

Upcoming Courses

Honors Courses – Autumn 2023

Past Core Courses

Courses Archive List


We offer Honors accelerated science and math sequences on the following schedule, these classes can count towards your Honors additional any course requirement:

  Autumn quarters Winter quarters Spring quarters
Honors General Chemistry CHEM 145


Placement info

CHEM 155 CHEM 165
Honors Organic Chemistry* CHEM 335 CHEM 336 (Honors lab, CHEM 346, also available) CHEM 337 (Honors lab, CHEM 347, also available)
Honors Biochemistry* BIOC 450 BIOC 451
Honors Physical Chemistry CHEM 475
Honors Accelerated Calculus MATH 134 MATH 135 MATH 136
Honors Accelerated Advanced Calculus MATH 334 MATH 335 MATH 336
Honors Physics PHYS 141 PHYS 142 PHYS 143
Honors Computer Science

CSE 122 + CSE 390

*CSE 123 + 390 beginning AUT 2023

CSE 122, CSE 123, + CSE 390 CSE 122, CSE 123, + CSE 390

*Honors Organic Chemistry labs (CHEM 346 & 347) do not fulfill additional Interdisciplinary Honors Core requirements. Students may be required to take O Chem labs for other requirements (ie, major requirements or pre-medical requirements) but those courses do not count towards the 47 credits needed to complete the Interdisciplinary Honors requirements.

These courses may not be appropriate for all students and each department has set certain entrance requirements to gauge “fit” for these courses (ie, placement test, AP/IB test score, etc). Review the full course descriptions for those details and how to register.

Diversity (DIV) Credit

If the course you are enrolled in as listed as a DIV course on our courses page, there is nothing you need to do for the course to be labeled DIV on your DARS. After each quarter ends Honors advisers manually mark the course as DIV for each student in DARS (which as you can imagine takes some time!). By the middle of the next quarter, your Degree Audit should correctly note the course as having fulfilled the DIV requirement. 

Compiled by the UAA Advising staff, these are primarily 100- and 200-level courses that have few or no prerequisites. Many of them fulfill General Education requirements. Included are new and unique offerings, courses that provide a good introduction to a major or field of study, and courses that are great for challenging your ideas about the Areas of Knowledge.

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