Requirements

Designation Requirements

Students earn the Honors Program designation on their transcripts and seal on their diplomas upon graduation if they have been accepted by and attained the following in the Honors Program:

  1. Completion of all degree requirements, and
  2. Achievement of a 3.5 GPA at the time of graduation with no semester GPA less than 3.0.

Note: Students not in the Honors Program but interested in taking an honors course should contact the Honors Program Coordinator for more detailed information.

Program Requirements

A.A. Degree A.S. Degree A.A.S. Degree

6 credits Honors English

(ENG 101H and ENG 102H)

6 credits Honors English

(ENG 101H and ENG 102H)

6 credits Honors English

(ENG 101H and ENG 102H)

3 credits Honors Humanities 6 credits Honors Social Science 6 credits Honors Social Science
3 credits Honors Social Science 4 credits Calculus I (non honors section) (MAT 205)** 4 credits Calculus I (non honors section) (MAT 205)**
4 credits Calculus I (non-honors section) (MAT 205)** 3 one-credit Honors seminars (HON 201H) 3 one-credit Honors seminars (HON 201H)
3 one-credit Honors seminars (HON 201H) 1 credit Honors Service Learning (HON 120H) 1 credit Honors Service Learning (HON 120H)
1 credit Honors Service Learning (HON 120H)

2 credit Honors Capstone (HON 288H & 289H)

2 credit Honors Capstone (HON 288H & 289H)

2 credit Honors Capstone (HON 288H & 289H)    

** Depending upon degree requirements, this requirement may be fulfilled by taking ONE of the following math courses: MAT 120 Introduction to Statistics; MAT 121 College Algebra; MAT 122 College Trigonometry; or MAT 131 Pre-Calculus and ONE of the following lab science courses: BIO 101 General Biology I; CHM 105 General Chemistry I; GLG 110 Introduction to Geology; BIO 143 Field Biology;or PHY 101 General Physics I.

Service Learning: Students complete 45 hours of community service over two semesters and complete a reflection paper; generally done in the freshman year.

Capstone Project: Students complete a research project of their choice for public presentation. They attend a weekly class and also work with a faculty mentor. The topic is proposed and researched in the penultimate semester, with the paper and presentation completed in the final semester.