Honors Program

Honors Program

Each academic department 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 academic Department Chair will serve as administrator for their program student majors interested in pursuing the Honors Program. The Department Chair has fundamental responsibility of admitting their student majors into the program based on the program application and consultation with the recommending faculty member. The academic department will notifiy the Office of Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of all students accepted into an Honors Program.

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 academic Department Chair over the program student major interested in the Honors Program 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 academic Department Chair. The completed contract will be submitted to the Office of the 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 academic Department Chair.

  • Accounting
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Architectural Technology
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Administration and Entrepreneurship
  • 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 July 7, 2021.