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  • Program Requirements

Honors Program

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  • Program Requirements

    All of the Honors Program requirements provide high-achieving students with a challenging curriculum suited to their needs, interests and abilities.

    • 3 credits Honors Colloquium (A topical, writing-intensive course that fulfills some Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum requirements.)
    • 9 credit Honors courses may be fulfilled by a combination of the following:
      • A course approved for the Honors Program; OR
      • A section of a regular course designated for Honors students, which may fulfill a LASC requirement; OR
      • An Honors course contract: With the approval of the honors advisor and agreement of the student and professor, a regular course could be designated an Honors course if additional work is outlined for the student to complete the course.
    • 8 credits Honors encounters - Students are expected to register for a one-credit Honors encounters course 8 times during their college career.
      • Normally, the Honors encounters course will include attendance and reflection on any combination of:
        • Honors lectures; OR
        • Other lectures approved by the program; OR
        • Performances or exhibitions beyond classroom requirements approved by the program; OR
    • Alternatively, Honors encounters can be earned by:
      • Learning Abroad; OR
      • Foreign language beyond major requirements; OR
      • Independent research or creative work beyond required for course work.
    • 3 credits Honors capstone (Development of an intellectual and/or professional written project that demonstrates student accomplishments in the program.)