Overview of the Program
The University Honors Program emphasizes four modes of learning: Interdisciplinary, Research, Experiential and Leadership. Over the course of the program students will practice and attain proficiency in each mode of learning.
Honors students will practice interdisciplinary learning through coursework. All honors courses are interdisciplinary in scope and in practice.
All Honors students will complete an Honors Capstone Project. The project will be guided by a faculty mentor in the student's chosen field of study.
Honors students will engage in and seek out experiential learning opportunities. In applying their knowledge to practicable situations, students will develop their leadership skills.
Honors Program Objectives
By completing the honors minor students will be able to:
Engage in creative activity; designing, conducting and disseminating their work;
Evaluate and integrate evidence and approaches from multiple disciplines;
Adapt their knowledge to complex problems and apply their learning to real world experiences;
Assess and utilize their strengths and leaders to positively influence local, regional or global communities.
Admission into the Program
All incoming students with cumulative ACT score of 28 or higher and a GPA of 3.5 or higher will be invited to participate in the Honors Program for their first year.
After the first year of study, students may apply for full admission into the program. This is a competitive process. An invitation to participate for the first year does not guarantee full acceptance. Students will complete their application at the end of their first year.
Students whose test scores and/or GPA did not qualify them to participate in the Honors Program for their first year may still be invited to apply through faculty nomination.