Qualifying for University Honors
Incoming, first-year students qualify to participate in the honors program if they have a composite ACT score of 26, or an ACT English section score of 28, or an ACT Math section score of 28, or a SAT score of 1170 (from two sections in MATH and CRITICAL READING).
Continuing students (second semester and beyond) and transfer students qualify with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and above.
Students who do not meet this criteria may also qualify with special permission from the honors director.
Students who qualify for the honors program may participate in honors-only courses and events, have access to honors scholarships, and receive other benefits like priority course registration and access to honors housing on-campus. All qualifying students are eligible to participate in honors programming, and students may participate to whatever extent they prefer.
If you believe you qualify but have not been included, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduating with University Honors
Honors students may graduate with University Honors. To do so, a student must fulfill the following requirements:
(1) maintain a 3.5 GPA in their major and 3.25 GPA overall;
(2a) complete the six-credit hour senior honors thesis course in their major, or
(2b) complete a senior honors project approved by the director of the University Honors Program;
(3) complete the one-credit hour University Honors Program capstone course, A&S 4000, during the semester they intend to graduate.
Questions about the Honors Program, opportunities available to students through the program, or graduating with University Honors? Contact us!
Director: Dr. Chris W. Surprenant, Professor of Philosophy
Academic Coordinator: Ms. Erin Sutherland
Office: Room 301 in the Earl K. Long Library (Hours: M-F, 9:00am-4:00pm)