The University Honors Scholars Program offers a distinctive
curriculum. Scholars participate in three exclusive,
interdisciplinary, semester-long seminars. designed to meet most of
their general education requirements.
Other honors courses, such as designated sections for U.S.
history and cultural anthropology, are highly interactive and taught
by outstanding faculty known for their quality instruction and
research in their respective fields. Honors experiences are also
offered in calculus and probability and statistics.
As a University Honors Scholar, you complete a curriculum
designed to meet most of your general education requirements.
Experiencing these courses with your class gives you greater
opportunities for in-depth investigation, discussion, and
development of your personal abilities and goals.
As a capstone experience, University Honors Scholars complete a
Senior Honors Thesis in their major area of study, a product of a
yearlong research project with a faculty mentor.
Interdisciplinary Honors Seminars
Honors Quest for Meanings & Values is a freshman seminar
designed to help the honors Scholar find his/her "voice." In the
union of English and Philosophy, scholars envision alternative values
from a global outlook, examine their own perspectives, and analyze
how their perspectives might be viewed by those not sharing them.
Honors Great Ideas in Science is a sophomore seminar that
exposes scholars to the interrelationships among the sciences and
between science and culture. With a foundation in
Philosophy and Physics, scholars investigate major scientific concepts
and the ethical responsibilities associated with scientific advances
in order to understand what is and is not science
Honors Artistic Experience, another sophomore seminar, combines
Philosophy and the Arts in an investigation of the
uniquely human expression of the search for beauty. Here, scholars
develop an understanding of the importance of aesthetics to all elements
of human culture.