Commonwealth Honors Courses
- English Composition II Honors
An enhanced version of the required second-tier writing course, providing motivated students with creative opportunities for class discussion and special projects.
- The Honors Seminar: Ethical Dilemmas and Other Special Topics
An interdisciplinary seminar centered on student involvement, providing guest faculty in a variety of subject areas and culminating in a project designed by the student.
- Honors Project / Independent Courses
Independent learning projects attached to any 3 or more-credit bearing course as approved by coordinator and accompanied by regular individual meetings with a sponsoring instructor.
Eligibility & Admission
Students are generally identified in their English Composition I classes, but any matriculated student who carries a GPA of 3.0 or better, or who receives permission from the Program Coordinators, may be admitted. Qualified students may also self-identify and register for Honors class during specific times. Admission normally occurs after completion of 12 college credits, but exceptions are made for highly motivated students.
Honors Program Graduation Requirements
Students must complete English Composition II Honors*, the Honors Seminar and a third, three or more credit Honors course, with a grade of B+ or better in each Honors course, and a general GPA of 3.2 or higher.
*Students who enter the program after completing English Composition II with a minimum grade of B+ may substitute an Honors project attached to a 200 level or above literature course.