Honors Program Advising
The Honors Program offers an enriched General Education curriculum that broadens cultural interests, integrates knowledge, sharpens writing skills, and encourages student involvement in the learning process. The curriculum is composed of intellectually rigorous courses that satisfy both General Education and major requirements. Many Honors courses are interdisciplinary team-taught courses in the arts, sciences, social sciences, and business.
Requirements for the University Honors Program
Membership in the University Honors Program is by invitation of the Honors Director prior to the student’s first semester at the University.
Successful completion of University Honors requires at least eight Honors courses. Students typically schedule Honors coursework in each of their eight semesters, although adjustments may be made to this schedule on the advice of the Honors Director.
The minimum eight-course requirement includes:
- At least two courses must be team-taught interdisciplinary Honors courses.
- Two courses must be the mandatory College Honors senior thesis or Honors capstone sequence, as determined by individual departments.
- Students will select their four remaining Honors courses from those offered and approved by the Honors Program.
To remain in the Honors program, students are expected to maintain a 3.50 GPA, which is the minimum required for graduation with University Honors. Students who are not making reasonable progress toward the eight-course requirement or whose GPA is below 3.50 are subject to removal from the Honors Program.
Honors Program Resources
Students are assigned an advisor from the department in which they declare a major. For help with questions specific to the Honors Program, please contact the Director or Associate Director:
- Dr. Jason Powell, Professor and Director of the Honors Program
- Dr. Maria Marsilio, Professor and Associate Director of the Honors Program
Peer Mentor Program – each first year honors student also will be assigned a junior or senior Honors student mentor to help with advising questions.