Requirements

All freshman applications will be reviewed for entry into the Honors Program.  Admission to the Honors Program requires a minimum high school GPA of 3.75 and a score of at least 1400 on the (new) SAT or 30 on the ACT. If you meet these requirements on your application, you will receive a letter that includes your next steps to enroll in the SJU Honors Program.

To graduate with University Honors, students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. Successful completion of University Honors requires at least eight semesters of Honors work. These eight semesters consist of two semesters of team-taught interdisciplinary courses, two one-semester courses in Philosophy or Theology, two other Honors courses, and a two-semester capstone project during senior year, which consists of either a thesis or special discipline-specific seminars.  (The two semesters of Philosophy or Theology can be chosen from Faith-Reason, Philosophical Anthropology, PHL 154, and THE 154.  A student cannot complete this requirement solely by completing Honors PHL 154 and THE 154.  At least one of the two courses must be from Faith-Reason or Philosophical Anthropology.)