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Program Requirements

To complete the Honors Program a minimum of 21 honors credits are required.
  • At least 18 credits of honors classes (6 courses)
  • A senior honors project, 3-4 credits
    Study abroad is encouraged.  One study abroad course chosen in consultation with the honors adviser may be substituted for one of the second or third-year courses.


  • First Year  6 credits

Fall semester:        English 121, Honors Composition: Literature & Ideas,  3 credits
                              Comm 111, Honors Public Speaking, 3 credits

Spring semester:  Comm 111,  Honors Public Speaking, 3 credits,
                                          a 2nd-year honors colloquium (see below)

  • Second and Third Years   12 credits (one 3 cr. course each of four semesters)

A minimum of four interdisciplinary seminars or colloquia.  These are thematic seminars focusing on a wide range of issues or problems and taught under the general titles of HON 340, Colloquium in the Humanities; HON 341, Colloquium in the Social Sciences; and HON 342, Colloquium in the Sciences.

Some examples of the honors colloquium.

  • Fourth Year  3-4 credits

A senior honors project under the guidance of a faculty member in the discipline and an honors adviser.



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