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University Honors Program

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Preparing World Changers

The University Honors Program is designed to challenge and reward academically gifted students, encouraging them toward intellectual initiative and independence. Students are selected for their outstanding academic achievements and monitored throughout a strategic four-year course of study that prepares them to pursue advanced degrees in competitive graduate or professional programs and to assume leadership roles in their professions and in society.

The University Honors Program enriches the academic experience by providing students with opportunities to reach levels of independence, maturity, and scholarly achievement that might not otherwise be possible. Students completing the University Honors Program will:

  • Develop effective leadership skills through interaction with exceptional faculty members
  • Learn to solve contemporary problems through critical thinking, analysis and collaboration
  • Be astute at identifying and engaging global issues, their context and ramifications in our world
  • Develop refined research, writing and communication skills

Program Admittance Requirements

High-achieving students are encouraged to apply to the University Honors Program. High school applicants must have either a 1500 on the SAT or a 23 on the ACT. Current college students and transfer students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 are also encouraged to apply.

Program Matriculation Requirements

Honors students who fulfill the Program Matriculation Requirements will receive the academic distinction of "University Honors Program" on their academic transcript upon graduation.

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