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Honors Program

Honors Curriculum

Students are required to complete (8) courses in the four years of the program. Freshmen in the program must maintain a 3.4 cumulative GPA, sophomores and beyond must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
Additional information regarding program requirements can be found in the 2014-2015 Student Handbook, located here


First Year

A honors freshman should aim to complete at least three honors courses in the first year.  Typically, 2 of the 3 courses should come from the following:

  • Honors Introduction to College Writing (FYW1050H)
  • Honors Christianity in Context (RTS1100H)
  • Honors Introduction to Philosophy (PHL1000H)

In addition, students may choose an honors section of Calculus, Physics, Psychology, Business or other courses depending on interest and availability.

Second Year

  • Reflecting on Service (HON2001H)  1cr – Fall 
  • Reflecting on Service (HON2002H)  1cr – Spring

Students perform two hours of community service per week and meet biweekly (about 5 to 6 times per semester) to reflect on their service experience. The successful completion of a student’s service and of HON2001H-HON2002H will count as one honors course. Click here to view the syllabus.

Third Year

  • All Honors Students are required to design an independent project or an additional assignment(s) in a non-honors course, the Honors Component. The Component should be completed by the Spring Semester of your Junior Year. (Honors Component)
  • Honors Senior Capstone I (HON4001H)  2cr  – Spring

Fourth Year

  • Honors Senior Capstone II (HON4002H)  2cr - Fall

See details in attached “Honors Senior Capstone” Guidelines.