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Students graduating from the Judy Genshaft Honors College will be poised for success
in their futures, having challenged themselves through academic exploration, grown
as a global citizen, invested in their communities, and conducted research in a collaborative
team environment. They will be competitive applicants for national scholarships, top-tier
graduate schools and employment.Graduation requirements for first-time-in-college students include academics, community
engagement, global citizenship, and research. If you are entering the Judy Genshaft
Honors College as a continuing or transfer student, your requirements are slightly
different, as outlined here.
Honors courses introduce and develop critical thinking, communication, and research
skills, in an intimate setting conducive to building relationships and promoting collaboration.
Students will complete:
Thesis is an individual research project on a topic of the students’ choice, under
the direction of a faculty member selected by the student, that may be completed through
departmental honors programs. The Honors Capstone course brings honors students together
to take an interdisciplinary approach at solving real-world problems through undergraduate
research and practical application.
We believe learning extends beyond the four walls of the classroom. The people and
places in our local community offer lessons that complement and reinforce classroom-based
learning.Students will accumulate 50 hours of community service, to be logged on the Co-Curricular Transcript through BullSync. Service hours may overlap with those required for the Global Citizen Award, or other
pre-professional goals. Use BullSync to find service and log your hours.
Global awareness is a critical element in the education of twenty-first century leaders.
Studentshave the opportunity to choose two activities from among a variety of meaningful options
to build global knowledge and to develop competency in cultural interactions. Honors
students will develop these qualities through activities outlined in our Global Experience program.
In order to complete the Global Experience requirement for the Honors College, students
must choose two of the following activities to complete, and have each approved by their advisor: