The Honors Program provides a core of academic excellence, stimulates a sense of community, and establishes a lively and creative force in support of the academic and intellectual interests of outstanding students. Participants share a core curriculum of eight interdisciplinary seminars which fulfill various components of the undergraduate general education requirements. Honors sections of regular courses may also be available to participants as well as to selected students who are not participants in the honors program itself.
For admission to the Honors Program as a freshman, it is recommended that the applicant meet two of the following criteria:
- Rank in the top 10% of high school class.
- A combined SAT score of at least 1200.
Students interested in applying to the program must fill out an application form that includes a brief essay. Selected candidates may be interviewed by a member of the Honors Program Advisory Board as part of the admission process. Completion of the program’s requirements becomes a part of the student’s transcript. It is recommended that students in the Honors Program will choose to be involved in existing honors programs within their major disciplines. Courses in the junior year are designed to facilitate this transition.