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Honors Program

Fall 2017 Honors Students
Fall 2017 Honors Students
Spring 2018 Honors Students
Spring 2018 Honors Students

Honors students enter all majors, but as a group they share some common characteristics: they are critical thinkers who enjoy reading, writing and vigorous discussion. They are self-motivated, willing to engage in some outside research, and have the self-confidence to take a stand on intellectual issues. Students who participate in the Honors program take their Liberal Arts and Sciences coursework at an accelerated pace and in an academically challenging environment.

The Honors cohort is welcomed during O-week; the program culminates with an Honors retreat before graduation. Students participate in seminars in the humanities, social sciences, and electives that help them to synthesize theory and practice in order to understand the evolution of art and culture across space and time. As upper division students, they develop their awareness of what it means to be a global citizen. Honors students are regarded as both academic and community leaders.

In order to remain in the Honors Program, students must satisfy two criteria:

  • Students must pass their Honors courses with a grade of C or better
  • Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Critical thinking: Make connections across experiences and disciplinary perspectives to create well-reasoned and imaginative approaches to issues, problems, and challenges
  • Interdisciplinarity: Synthesize diverse perspectives from the humanities and social sciences with studio practice to develop a well-reasoned Capstone paper
  • Community building through service