Honors Projects and Courses  

Students with a 3.0 GPA may enroll in Honors Sections or complete Honors Projects in their courses. Students in the Honors Scholars or College Honors programs are required to complete five courses with Honors grades. Other students are welcome to complete Honors coursework as well.

Honors Projects

Honors Projects may be completed in almost any 3-5 credit college level class. Students work directly with the instructor for the course to develop an honors project. This project is completed in addition to the work required in the class. Past projects have included research papers, art work, science experiments, and more.  

Please review the sample projects by following the link below.  Your proposal must include a description of your project, the process you will follow and a specific timeline of when you will meet with your mentor and turn your project in.  Please use the samples posted below as a guideline.  To learn more or submit an application please follow the links below.

Honors Project Application Examples  Honors Project Application Information and Forms

Institutional Review Board Information

Students who are completing Honors Projects that involve human subjects must complete the IRB approval process.  Most projects can be approved under the expedited review process.  It is important that students discuss this process with their mentors and follow the guidelines.

Honors Courses

Honors Courses are sections that are taught at an Honors level. All the students in the class meet the requirements and want an honors experience. Honors sections do not necessarily mean more work in terms of number of pages or math problems, but they require more challenging work. This means that the work involves more in-depth analysis, higher level skills, and/or types of assignments (e.g. primary research) not assigned in regular classes. The basic course information is the same as all other sections of the course.  Honors Courses are listed on the course schedule each semester, with a note that students must have a 3.0 GPA.

Anticipated Fall 2018 Honors sections:

  • Eco 201 Macroeconomics
  • Bio 110 General Biology I
  • CMN 105 Interpersonal Communication
  • MAT 191 Calculus I
  • PHI 210 Comparative Religion
  • ENG 201 World Literature I
  • ENG 205 American Literature I

 Beacon Competition

Students who complete an Honors Project may be eligible to enter the Beacon Competition.  Students should discuss this possibility with their faculty mentor.  More information on the competition can be found at http://www.beaconconference.org/