The CSU Honors Program nurtures and challenges its Honors Scholars to achieve academic excellence through a rigorous and diverse curriculum and co-curriculum leading to superior preparation for post-baccalaureate success and a prestigious CSU Honors B.A. or B.S. diploma. A 3.5 GPA and at least 32 credit hours are required for admission into the program. Six honors courses, a portfolio including a senior project within the major field, along with a 3.5 cumulative GPA are considered for award of the CSU Honors Diploma at graduation. First-year/freshmen students with a 3.3 GPA may take 1000 level honors courses as a pre-Honors step.