Requirements for the Honors Program
The Honors Program offers five types of academic activities:
1. Honors sections of the first-year writing course, EN 101 Thought and Expression I. The Honors section of this course includes an intensive, integrated, multi-disciplinary project.
2. HN 201 Explorations in Leadership, an interdisciplinary course focusing on leadership theory and practice.
3. HN 202 Honors Project, an independent research project outside the student’s major area of study for 2 credits.
4. Upper-level courses within a student’s major adapted for Honors credit
5. HN 390 Honors Colloquia, which are investigative, interdisciplinary seminars addressing open-ended topics. These seminars are unique to the Honors Program and explore topics not normally covered in the standard curriculum. Every Honors Student will take a HN 390 Leadership class that exposes students to problem solving, leadership theory and an opportunity to do a serious service learning project or similar quality experience. The "L" designated classes all focus on teamwork, problem solving, experiential learning outside the classroom and reflective practice. In addition, occasionally HN 390 courses are organized with a study abroad component which typically includes eight to 10 days spent studying abroad.
Students accepted into the Honors Program after the first year who have satisfied the English requirement (EN 101) will not be required to take this course. Honors Program students must maintain a grade point average of 3.35 to remain in good standing. They also may not go more than one academic year without fulfilling an Honors requirement.
Recommended Scheduling of Honors Classes
- EN 101H Thought and Expression I (Honors)
- Three courses:
- HN 390 Honors Colloquia (three HN 390s total before graduation, including one with a leadership designation)
- Alternatively, a student can adapt any one upper-level course in his or her major for Honors credit.