Honors Program curriculum

The Honors Program offers students a rewarding curriculum of study. Each semester the Honors Program offers dozens of different honors classes to students in the program.

The program is designed to fit an honors student's educational plan in a way that deepens personal impact and complements the academic major. Students have a wide choice of options to fulfill requirements, as honors experiences are available in the University's core curriculum, in the student's major, in Senior Honors Thesis (capstone) courses and in the form of co/extra-curricular activities. Students can also receive Honors credit for studying abroad

What makes a course an "honors" course?

  • Small, seminar-size, interactive classes
  • Cooperative instruction: class discussion, small group, student-led
  • Intellectual dialogue between, and among, faculty and students
  • Critical thinking, as well as reading and writing on the basis of cutting edge, discipline-based knowledge
  • Inquiry-based learning and independent research
  • Deeper study within a specific discipline
  • Collaborative and experimental learning
  • Service-learning and experiential learning
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Innovative teaching techniques or curricula
  • Appropriate co-curricular activities