The University Honors Program accepts students with fewer than 30 hours of college credit and offers an enriched college experience from the core curriculum through graduation. Graduates from this program must complete a total of 18 hours of honors credit and meet the requirements for academics and service. A complete list of the requirements can be found in the Honors Program Handbook.
Students participating in the University Honors Program take the following course sequence:
First Semester freshmen: HIST 1111 H (Survey of Premodern World History) (Area E of Core)
Second Semester freshmen: PHIL 2010 H (Introduction to World Philosophy)(Area C of Core)
First Semester sophomores: CRIT 1101 H (Critical Thinking) (Area B of Core)Second Semester sophomores: HUMN 2111 H (Seminar in the Humanities)
Students participating in the University Honors Program must take these four courses in this sequence (exemptions can be given in the case of prior credit for courses). The courses focus on reading, discussing, and closely analyzing texts. These courses provide a solid grounding in the liberal arts and teach important research skills. In addition, Honors students work through these courses as a cohort, an important way to build an intellectual community on campus.
During the Junior and Senior years, students participating in the University Honors Program will need to amass six more honors credit hours by means of Honors Contracts or study abroad.
The College Honors Program accept students who have earned 30 or more hours of college credit and offers an enriched education as students complete the courses for their majors. Graduates from this program must complete a total of 9 hours of honors credit and meet the requirements for service. A complete list of the requirements can be found in the Honors Program Handbook.
Students participating in the School or College Honors Programs must take either CRIT 1101 H or HUMN 2111 H during their participation in the program. They must also amass six more honors credit hours before graduation in order to fulfill the academic requirements of the program.