Who We Are: The Honors College is an academic program of distinction for motivated, high-achieving students. As a community of engaged learners, we are serious about good grades and scholarship, but we are also serious about having fun! Nationwide, students are joining honors colleges both for the enhancement their careers, and to have a more fulfilling and enjoyable college experience.
About the Classes: Coursework in the Honors College is a supplement to each student’s major. It is meant to be highly engaging, innovative, and intellectually satisfying. The Honors College does not require “extra busy work,” but rather offers unique academic experiences for motivated, advanced, and creative students. Through interdisciplinary seminars and in-depth Honors sections, we promote critical and creative thinking, effective communication, and independent thought. Honors College students may have any major and must maintain a GPA of 3.25. In order to complete Honors College requirements, students must complete 21 Honors credit hours. Most Honors coursework also fulfills General Studies requirements, and occasionally an Honors course may count toward a major.
Honors College Program Requirements:
- A Freshman Honors Seminar (HON 150 Honors Gateway) 3 cr
- At least two advanced Honors Seminars (HON 378 Special Topics) 6 cr
- Honors Senior Thesis Seminar (HON 498) 3 cr
- A minimum of 9 more honors credit hours which can be earned in honors sections of classes, through honors option contracts, and in honors occasionally thru study abroad or certain internships