• Honors Program Design


    The Honors Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies is a Minor of 23 hours, with 12 of those "double-counted" for core credit. This leaves 11 hours above what would already be taken in the core. All students, regardless of major area, may participate. For those who are required to have a minor, the Honors Minor is designated a second minor. For those programs that typically don't require a minor, the Honors Minor would be the first minor.

    By allowing 12 hours to be "double-counted" as core courses, even students with degree plans above 124 hours are only required to take an additional 11 hours to complete the Honors Minor. In many cases these students will have received AP/CLEP credit to offset this increase.

    Honors Minor In Interdisciplinary Studies

    • Freshman Honors Colloquium: (3)
    • Honors Discourse in Cultural Theory (3)
    • Honors Discourse in Aesthetics (3)
    • Honors Discourse in Applied Science and Mathematics (3)
    • Honors BIBL 1301 or 1302 (3)

    These four courses will be "double-counted" as 12 hours of University Core courses in Social Science (3), Fine Arts or Humanities (3), Science(3) and Bible (3).

    • Upper-level Honors course to enhance the major (3)
    • Upper-level Honors course to enhance the major (3)

    These 6 hours will be "contracted" by the student with the individual professor and approved by the Honors Director. These may be currently offered courses or, in special circumstances, these may be " special topics" courses offered at the discretion of the professor.

    • Honors Capstone in major (1)
    • Honors Capstone in major (1)

    These 2 hours will be used for the Senior Honors project over 2 semesters, and will be "contracted" by the student with an individual professor in the major and approved by the Honors Director.

    Total hours 23

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