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The Honors-in-Discipline Scholars Programs

East Tennessee State University

The Honors-in-Discipline Scholars Programs

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Honors-in-Discipline (HID) programs are offered within a variety of degree majors at ETSU. Honors scholars experience a strong sense of community, access to exceptional academic programs, distinctive opportunities, and academic recognition. A unique educational experience that will challenge you and enhance your career opportunities.

HID Scholars take a minimum of 18 hours of honors coursework. This coursework generally counts toward the student's major, allows each student to work closely with faculty in the discipline, and includes hours earned during the completion of an Honors Thesis. Thesis projects vary by discipline; they result from a research or creative project the scholar undertakes under the direction of faculty in the discipline.

84% of Honors-in-Discipline Scholars graduate from ETSU 

Our graduates go on to do great things! Many get jobs in their fields. Others enter graduate and professional programs at prestigious universities around the country, including:

University of Nebraska, Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, Vanderbilt University, University of Alabama Law School, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Quillen College of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill, UT Knoxville, University of Florida, Arizona State, Belmont College of Law

Click HERE for qualification and application info

Student Success
The Honors College seeks to inspire students not only to meet, but exceed their academic dreams, to find their passion while providing them the means to do so.

HID Student Spotlights
Program Benefits

  • supportive community of scholars;
  • an exciting curriculum;
  • advising and mentoring honors college faculty and staff and program coordinator in their field;
  • priority registration;
  • become eligible for special opportunities and scholarships;
  • the opportunity to participate in an Honors Living and Learning Community;
  • 24/7 access to computer labs and study facilities reserved for honors college students;
  • the ability to work one-on-one with campus faculty on significant research and/or creative activities in your chosen field; and
  • receive honors graduation and transcript recognition.
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