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The Rehabilitation Services Honors Program is a program within the major that is intended to reward SIUC's best Rehabilitation Services students for their high academic achievement. Participation in the Rehabilitation Services Honors Program is contingent upon admission to the University Honors Program. Admission to the University Honors Program is by special application only after the student has been admitted to the university.

Continuing SIUC students qualify for admission to the UHP on the basis of a cumulative SIUC grade point average of 3.5 or higher, with at least 12 semester hours completed. Transfer students with at least 12 semester hours of transfer credit qualify for admission to the UHP on the basis of a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on all non-SIUC college-level work. Staying in the UHP requires continuous enrollment in a UHP course each semester, subject to exceptions as determined by the program director. Students must also maintain a cumulative 3.5 grade point average on all SIUC course work and have no failing grades in UHP courses.

Students who complete the Rehabilitation Services Honors Program will be awarded an Honors degree. For this distinction to appear on official transcripts and diplomas, all entering, transfer, and continuing students must:

  • Complete 24 hours of UHP-approved course work. This work may include up to 9 hours of AP and high school honors courses, certified by appropriate examinations for college credit, or up to 9 hours of honors courses taken at other post-secondary institutions. The total number of hours must also include at least ENGL 120 (or a UHP-approved equivalent), two UHON seminars, and a senior UHP project or thesis under the direction of a faculty member. All UHP projects and theses must be approved in advance by the program director one full year in advance; and
  • Have a cumulative 3.5 grade point average or higher on all SIUC course work at graduation.

Included in the 24 hours of UHP-approved course work are four required Rehabilitation Services courses with specialized, advanced learning opportunities for Honors students, and an Honors thesis.

Courses (REHB)

  • REHB 205H–3 Disability and Chronic Disorders. (University Honors Program). Open to undergraduates. Available for Honors credit by special arrangement.
  • REHB 401H–3 Disability, Diversity and Society. (University Honors Program). Open to undergraduates. Available for Honors credit by special arrangement.
  • REHB 406H–3 Introduction to Behavior Analysis and Therapy. (University Honors Program). Open to undergraduates. Available for Honors credit by special arrangement.
  • REHB 493H–3 Clinical Evaluation. (University Honors Program). Open to undergraduates. Available for Honors credit by special arrangement. Prerequisite: Simultaneous enrollment in or prior completion of 406.
  • REHB 499H–3 to 6 (3 per semester) Senior Honors in Rehabilitation Services. (University Honors Program). Intensive study in selective areas for students qualified for honors work in Rehabilitation Services. A research paper or equivalent will be required. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisites: 205, 401, 406, 493, and consent of department.