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University-Wide Honors Program

Education with a Purpose


About the Honors Program:

The University-Wide Honors Program allows students to go beyond the classroom and regular course work. It is separate from the degree and provides an exceptional co-curricular experience to diverse high achieving students to encourage writing and thinking, interdisciplinary activities, research, teamwork, leadership, and preparation for graduate and professional school. 

Benefits of Applying to the Honors Program: 

  • Engagement with other students and faculty members in a challenging and educational environment outside of the classroom
  • Direct access to the President and other administrators including dinners with the Provost and President 
  • Direct engagement with Lyceum Event speakers and guest speakers
  • Mentors to enhance their leadership skills, writing skills, and community outreach 
  • Upon graduation, honors students receive presidential recognition and honors notation on their official transcript 

Honors Program Requirements:

  • Students who apply to the Honors Program must have a 3.2 grade point average or above
  • Only rising sophomore students will be accepted into the program
  • Applicants must

To successfully complete the Honors Program students are required to:

  • Have 45 hours of documented community service hours
  • Participate in Year-Long Common Reading experience activities
  • Attend 12 Lyceum events
  • Complete 1 research, internship, or an International experience
  • Complete a culminating Honors experience paper (at the end of their senior year that can be published in the Research Journal)
  • Maintain a 3.2 grade point average

Button: Click here to apply to the Honors Program

For more information please contact:

Dr. Sheena Harris
Assistant Professor of History
Phone: 334-724-4317