Honors Curriculum

The graduation requirement for Honors Institute students is 120 credits. These credits include required Honors Institute courses (48 credits), additional required College Core Curriculum courses (20 credits), and courses from the student’s major. Honors Institute students may also complete a minor if they wish to do so. AP credits are applicable to the College’s graduation requirement and can help to fulfill some of the College’s core curriculum for Honors Institute students.

Required Honors Institute Curriculum Courses (48 credits)

 Freshman Year
(15 credits)
Sophomore Year
(12 credits)
Junior Year
(12 credits)
Senior Year
(9 credits)
FallHO 101: Rhetoric IHO 272: American LiteratureHO 310: Plato’s
Republic & Aristotle’s
Politics
HO 450: Theology Seminar
HO 288: History of Ideas IHO 240: Classics of Christian
Theology
HO 340-344: Selected writings by one of the
following authors: Homer, Dante, Shakespeare,
Milton, Joyce or Dostoyevsky
HO 490: The
Honors Paper
SpringHO102: Rhetoric IIHO 272: Textual AnalysisHO 350: Philosophy
Seminar
HO 455: Honors Institute Seminar: Contemporary
Questions or Non-western Authors and/or LatinAmerican
Authors
HO 289: History of
Ideas II

HO 281: Special Topics-PsychologyHO 399: Honors Tutorial
HO 264: The American
Constitution

Additional College Core Curriculum Requirements for Honors Institute Students (20 credits)

All freshman students are required to take FS 101: First Year Symposium (3 credits).

One of the Following Social Science Courses (3 credits):

  • CJ 201 – Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • EC 201 – Introductory Economics I
  • PC 201 – Introduction to Psychology
  • SO 201 – Principles of Sociology
  • Another Psychology or Sociology Course (Instructor’s Permission Required)

One of the Following Fine Arts Courses (3 credits):

  • AR 101 – Introduction to Art in Western Civilization I
  • AR 102 – Introduction to Art in Western Civilization II
  • EN 104 – Creative Writing
  • EN 216 – Introduction to Film Criticism
  • TA 108 – Introduction to Theatre Arts
  • TA 110 – Introduction to Stage Craft
  • TA 150 – Acting I
  • TA 112 – Theatre Appreciation
  • Mu 101 Music Appreciation
  • Three credit hours in any one of the following: Chorus (1 credit), Voice (1 credit), Piano (1 credit), Organ (1 credit)

One of the Following Biology Lab Courses (4 credits):

  • BI 101 – General Biology
  • BI 201 – Cell Biology (Instructor’s permission required)
  • BI 231 – Organismal Diversity (Instructor’s permission required)

One of the Following Science Lab Courses (4 credits):

  • SC 110 – Physical World
  • CH 105 – General Chemistry
  • PY 101 – General Physics 1

One of the Following Mathematics Courses (Appropriate to the Student’s Major) (3 credits):

  • MA 135 – Mathematics for the Liberal Arts
  • MA 151 – College Algebra
  • MA 152 – Trigonometry
  • Any 200-level Mathematics course
  • Any Statistics Course
  • Any Calculus Course