Honors Curriculum: What’s Required?


Honors classes are seminars and are limited to fifteen students. An interdisciplinary focus is promoted by the inclusion of students and faculty from all majors as well as the design of the honors core curriculum.


Students admitted to the Honors Program are required to complete eighteen Honors Credits. With expert input from across the Liberal Arts and STEM fields across campus, we have an excellent new curriculum, which requires the following:

  1. Freshman Seminar (HONR 199)
  2. Introduction to Philosophy as a Way of Life (PHIL 204)
  3. Positive Psychology (PSYC 108)
  4. Science for Citizens (NSCI (107)
  5. Literature and Culture (ENGL 236)
  6. Senior Seminar (HONR 499)
  7. Senior Thesis (HONR 401)

=18 honors credits

*note: 12 of these credits will also count towards general education requirements

Students who need additional honors credits and students who want to enrich their non-honors courses may complete honors option credits.

Students must earn a cumulative 3.5 G.P.A. in order to graduate with an honors degree and to remain eligible for active program participation.

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