Does a project have to include independent study credit or be completed in any particular way in order to be eligible for honors?
No. Often a student seeking honors will register for an independent study. While an independent study enables a student to pursue an interest, it does not necessarily produce an honors level project. Honors is not something automatically achieved upon the completion of such a course. Honors quality work may originate from projects other than those done for independent studies. Indeed, honors may be achieved entirely outside of regular course work; the quality of the project, not hours successfully completed, earns honors.