Honors Program

Honors Program

The Honors Program offers several discipline-related honors plans, which provide intellectual stimulus and professional development, while awarding special recognition. Some plans provide a broad experience of inter-related study. Others emphasize intensive study of a single subject.

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer coordinates the Honors Program, which offers several discipline-related honors plans to provide intellectual stimulus, and professional development, while awarding special recognition. Some plans provide a broad experience of inter-related study. Others emphasize intensive study of a single subject.

Reasonable progression towards the completion of a plan, with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, is required in the Program. Re-admittance in the Program is possible for extenuating circumstances.

Honors Courses

Honors courses are available to every student who has been admitted to or who is continuing in the Honors Program and who has met the prerequisites for the standard course and the honors component. Most employers and university faculty equate honors credits with challenged, enriched study. Therefore, the honors component of any course must have amplified substance and elevated prerequisites beyond those of the standard course. Assessment levels of R3, E3, M3 are recommended for all honors courses.

Honors Program Learning Contract

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer provides the learning contract to current and prospective honors students. To receive honors credit, you must enroll in a standard class and, after the semester starts, must sign a learning contract with the instructor for the honors component of the course. Credit for honors courses will be awarded at the end of the semester after the course project grade of "A" or "B" has been registered and completion of the honors contract has been verified by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer. An "H" indicates honors credit on transcripts.

Honors Designation on Transcript

If you have completed the requirements of your selected honors plan at the time of graduation and if you have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, you will receive special designation on your official transcript.

Disciplines with Honors Credit

For a current list of courses available for honors credit, please see the Honors Coordinator or course instructors.

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Architectural Technology
  • Art
  • Banking and Finance
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Culinary Arts
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geology
  • Government
  • Health Studies
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Radio/Television
  • Registered Nursing
  • Spanish
  • Speech
  • Social Studies
  • Technology

Page last updated September 19, 2018.