HONORS PROGRAM (HON)

The Honors Program is governed by the Honors Committee, composed of five faculty members, representing various disciplines, and two students.  Chaired by the director of the program, the committee is responsible for establishing long-term goals and themes of the Honors Program; for soliciting, reviewing, and approving all courses which are part of the Honors curriculum; and for reviewing and approving all student applications for admission.

Student Admission to the Honors Program

Entering freshmen may be accepted into the Honors Program by meeting either of the following:

  1. High School grade point average of 3.2 or better and a combined SAT score of 1100 (Critical Reading and Math) or better.
  2. High School grade point average of 3.0 or better, a combined SAT score of 1050 (Critical Reading and Math) or better and one of the following two criteria:

Sophomores and transfer juniors must meet three of the four criteria listed below to be admitted to the Honors Program.

  1. Minimum overall college grade point average of 3.2.
  2. Minimum grade point average of 3.4 in major.
  3. Faculty sponsorship.
  4. Completion of 6 hours Honors courses with grades of B or better.

Provisional Admission to the Honors Program

Students may be provisionally admitted to the Honors Program under several circumstances:  (1) pending completion of one of the above criteria, (2) transfer students with high grade point averages who have no previous Honors work, or (3) other unanticipated circumstances.  Terms for the provisional admission will be set by the Honors Committee at the time of the decision, and must specify the action(s) required and the time-limit for removing the provisional status.

Continuation in the Honors Program

Once admitted, the student must meet the following minimum requirements to continue in the Honors Program.

  1. The student must make regular progress toward meeting the credit hour requirements of the Honors Program; at least one Honors course shall be taken each academic year as an indication of regular progress.
  2. The student may have no more than two grades of C in courses used to satisfy Honors program requirements (this policy preempts the Honors grade point average requirement).
The student must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.2, a major grade point average of 3.4, and an Honors grade point average of 3.0.