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honors program


Honors I


The Honors I Application is completed online

*Please note: Unfortunately, the Honors application is unable to save your work during the completion process, so it requires a full submission once opened. The application contains an essay based on this article. At the end, answer the questions and paste them into the online application.
Teachers & Guidance Counselors: Letters of Recommendation can be submitted online by clicking here. *We request one letter of recommendation per application.

Honors I: Standard Course Schedule Overview

Total credits: 15 credits

*To find specific course information broken down by academic year, please click on the course guide pages on the left.


Fall Semester
Learning Community
Honors 101: World of Ideas (4 credits)
Explore a particular theme using an interdisciplinary approach. Students will apply multiple ways of knowing to explore various questions and issues related to the particular theme. Read a sample syllabus (pdf)
Honors 112 (1 credit)
SVLN 101 (1 credit)

Spring Semester
Honors 102: The Life of the Mind (3 credits).
Continue the exploration of the theme identified for Honors 101 from the perspectives of two additional disciplines. Read a sample syllabus (pdf)


Fall Semester
Honors 201: Special Investigations in Honors (3 credits)
(Fall or Spring) This special topics course will provide a sustained interdisciplinary investigation of a particular topic. Read a sample syllabus (pdf)

Spring Semester
Honors 201 (3 credits)


Fall Semester
Honors 301: The Symposium (3 credits-WI)
(Fall or Spring) Focuses on the methods of inquiry and the role that research plays in different disciplines. Students will read and critically analyze primary sources, conduct a literature review, write a research proposal, and present the information to their peers. (This course is a pre-requisite for Honors 401 and will assist students in developing a research proposal or scholarly project for Honors 401.)

Spring Semester
Honors 301 (3 credits-WI)

*WI=Writing Intensive