Certificate of the Honors Program
During the first two years, students meet twice a week for three hours and complete the four Honors Colloquia. These courses substitute for core curriculum requirements such as English, oral communications, religion, philosophy, and history. The University’s Core Curriculum courses (CORE 1101 and CORE 2101) are integrated into the first and third colloquia; students in those two semesters take the three credit CORE course taught by one of the Honors faculty and a three credit Honors colloquium; the readings and discussions of the two courses complement each other. During the third and fourth years, students complete two interdisciplinary honors seminars, choosing from a variety of topics that change from year to year. The honors thesis, completed in close collaboration with a member of the faculty, is written in the senior year.
In order to graduate with the Honors Certificate, a student must maintain a 3.0 average in the honors courses – the four colloquia, two 3-credit seminars and the senior thesis (3 credits), as well as an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
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