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Honors Curriculum

Rigorous, Rewarding Curriculum

The Honors Program offers students a rewarding curriculum of study. Each semester the Honors Program offers over 35 different Honors classes to students in the Program.

Priority registration for each spring semester begins April 1st, and each fall semester on November 1st. Honors students must meet with an Honors advisor prior to April 1st or November 1st respectively to enjoy the privilege of selecting classes up to one month earlier than non-Honors students at the University. Schedule an appointment via the Honors Advising page. 

The Program is designed to fit an Honors student's educational plan without additional time or credits. Students have a wide choice of courses to fulfill requirements, as Honors classes are available in the University's core curriculum, in the student's major, in Senior Honors Thesis (capstone) courses, and as electives. Students can also receive Honors credit for studying abroad.

What makes a course "Honors?"

  • Small, seminar-size, interactive classes
  • Cooperative instruction: class discussion, small group, student-led
  • Intellectual dialogue between and among faculty and students
  • Critical thinking, reading and writing on the basis of cutting edge, discipline-based knowledge
  • Inquiry learning and independent research
  • Depth of study within a specific discipline
  • Primary source documents and original documentation
  • Collaborative and experimental learning
  • Enriched or qualitatively different coursework and assignments
  • Service learning and experiential learning
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Innovative teaching techniques or curricula
  • Appropriate co-curricular activities
  • Not more work nor more difficult, just different

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