Completion of 26 credits in Honors at a 3.4 grade point average
These 26 credits (20% of total curriculum) shall consists of:
12 credits from Honors general education
These courses are special Honors contracts in general education courses, offered by departments throughout the university.
6 credits Honors Seminar Course
These courses will be 2 credits each. One seminar is required as a freshman and a sophomore. The last one has to be on the 3000-4000 level.
Honors Courses: Individual or Team Taught:
Freshman Course: Theory of Knowledge
Sophomore Course: Theory of Knowledge with an emphasis on particular disciplines. Course contains a few weeks on preparing for capstone project.
Upper Level Courses: Faculty submit a proposal and course is voted on by council.
Examples for Common Honors Courses: Media Literacy, Communication Theory (speech), Human Rights, Environmental Justice, Women’s Studies
8 credits upper division contract
Students work with faculty to develop and execute a supplemental learning experience that brings an Honors dimension to the course.
Contracts are completed at the 3000-4000 level in the student’s major or minor field of study.
Major Related Capstone Project
A project, inquiry, or investigation conducted by a student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline. This project is completed with advising and collaboration of a faculty mentor advisor, an outside department faculty committee member, and an optional outside the university committee member.