Honors Program Course Requirements
Minimum requirements for Honors Program Distinguishment = 6
The Honors Program offers a four-year academic program that requires students to complete six Honors courses and one senior study. During the first four semesters, Honors students should complete three (3) Honors seminars from either the Honors General Studies courses or Honors comparable options. During the last four semesters, Honors students should complete three (3) Honors Options and the senior reflection.
Honors Lower-Level Requirements
Honors students should complete one (1) Honors general studies course in their first semester. The Honors Program offers a variety of general studies courses each semester, which are for Honors students only. The Honors sections are designed to emphasize critical thinking, discussion, and in-depth exploration of ideas. After the first semester, Honors students should complete either two (2) more Honors general studies courses or Honors comparable options. The Honors comparable options are provided for Honors students transferring in a large number of credit hours.
Honors students must complete at least 3 (three) Honors Options (H-Options). H-Options are concise, independent projects customized to the individual student. The Honors student can choose to pursue either an Academic H-Option, a Research and Creative Activity H-Option, or a Leadership and Service H-option. Either one allows the Honors student to work closely with a faculty member in a chosen field; allows the Honors student to pursue customized, independent learning; and challenges the Honors student to move above and beyond.
Honors students must submit a Senior Reflection prior to graduation (November 1, April 1, and July 1, corresponding to commencement dates). This project is designed so that the Honors student can think back on their own experiences and submit a piece that can be used moving forward in their career pathway.