27 ACT/1280 SAT and a 3.5 GPA
Students who do not meet one or both of these requirements may submit a 750-word essay explaining how their background and experiences qualify them for entrance into the honors program. You can submit your essay here.
Students can graduate from the honors program in three different ways:
Honors Associate: Completes a minimum of twelve Honors hours.
Honors Fellow: Completes a minimum of eighteen Honors hours.
Honors Scholar: Completes a minimum of twenty-one Honors hours, representing all requirements of the Honors program, including the FYE course, the 300-level Honors Leadership course, and the Honors Capstone course.
- First-Year Honors Seminar
- Honors Leadership Seminar (junior year)
- Honors Capstone (senior year)
- Honors seminars in English, the Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science. Topics may include:
- The Bible and the Contemporary World
- Bright Minds and Great Scholars in Debate
- Colonial Roots of Cultural Inequality
- Dark Tourism: Interpreting Sites of Sadness and Shame
- Destructive Cults and the Modern Conscience
- Ethical Leadership
- Graphic History: History Through Graphic Novels
- Hot Gossip: The Social Impact and Implications of Rumors and Misrepresentation
- Never Forget: Examining 9/11
- Olympic Sports and International Relations
- Peacemaking in a Violent World
- Unclean! The Science and History of Pandemics