Provost's Office

College Honors Programs

The Honors Program of the College of Education and Allied Professions offers academically gifted students the opportunity to take challenging courses and to work closely with faculty to achieve personal goals. Honors courses are small and encourage advanced inquiry, reasoning and discussion. Special academic counseling, field experience mentoring, priority registration and research opportunities are additional features of the Honors Program.

Admission Criteria

Admission to the Honors Program normally requires a minimum high school GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale, a minimum ACT composite score of 28, and a review of application materials, which include an essay on an assigned topic, a personal resume and written recommendations. Interested students with ACT scores of 25 and GPAs of 3.5 are encouraged to apply and will be considered on a space-available basis.


Toremain in the College's Honors Program, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must continue to make adequate progress toward completing the program requirements.

Program Requirements

Tobe eligible for the College's Honors citation upon graduation, a student must:

1.Complete a minimum of 33 semester hours of Honors coursework, including six hours of Honors Readings Conference during the first year and two Honors interdisciplinary seminars.

2.Submit a supervised Honors thesis.

3.Achieve a final GPA of 3.3.

Note: When Honors sections of courses are not available, courses may be converted into Honors courses by developing a Learning Contract with the instructor. Forms are available in the Student Services Center or from the Honors faculty adviser.

Last Updated: 6/26/15