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Program Requirements

 

1. Complete a minimum of 21 credits of Honors coursework

  • Take one or more Honors courses during regular semesters until 21 credits are reached
  • Take a Course by Contract - Freshman students may take a maximum of two Course by Contracts for Honors Credit, Transfer students may take a maximum of three Course by Contracts for Honors Credit 
  • Independent Study - students may take one or two Independent Study courses for Honors Credit
  • Internship Credit - maximum of three credits may be taken for Honors Credit

2. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 3.25 

  • If a student's CGPA falls below a 3.25, he or she will be asked to meet with the Program Director and will be placed on one semester of probation
  • If a 3.25 CGPA is repeatedly not met, it will result in expulsion from the program

3. Complete 30 hours of Community Service by graduation

  • Students must complete 5 hours of community service per semester until they reach a minimum of 30 hours
  • Limit of 10 hours per event per organization
  • Probation and possible expulsion may result from failure to complete this semesterly requirement 
  • Service forms must be submitted to the Honors Program office as the hours are completed or by the end of that semester 

4. Living and Learning Academic Events

*** This only applies to students who come into the program as a First-Semester Freshman***

This does not include transfer students or students who come into the program after their first semester of freshman year.

  • Fall of Freshman year you must complete two workshops
  • Spring of Freshman year you must complete two workshops
  • During freshman year you must attend one WIPS (Works in Process Seminar)
  • Sophomore year you must complete two workshops and attend one WIPS (Works in Process Seminar)
  • Junior year you must complete two workshops
  • Senior year you are exempt from workshops for Capstone project

Each student should have attended eight Living and Learning and two WIPS (Works in Process Seminar) by graduation.

Living and Learning Academic Events should be seminars, lectures, workshops, etc. 

5. Completion of a Capstone or Senior Honors Thesis Project

  • A handbook is provided in the Honors Office that details the requirements of the Capstone project
  • The project/thesis should be tailored to the student's major and/or employment prospects
  • The project/thesis must be presented at a recognized conference 

  Students attending Pizza with Professors Two Honors Students attending event 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students and professors College of Education students and professors attending event

Pizza with Professors was hosted by the Honors Program on November 13th at 11 A.M. in Honors Hall. We had Honors professors from a variety of departments attend the event to discuss their research interests. This event was a Living and Learning event and counted towards the fourth Honors requirement.