Institution Characteristics :Scholarships Available, Transfer Students Accepted, Academic Advisors
Honors Program Characteristics :General Honors Program, Midsize Program (100-500 students)
Admission Criteria:Students receiving the Presidential Scholarship or Transfer Excellence Scholarship (the two highest academic merit awards) awarded through EC Admissions are Honors Program eligible. Scholarships are calculated on a combination of GPA, ACT score, and on the rigorousness of the high school or transfer curriculum. The mean ACT score is 28.
Honors Program Requirements:There are three types of Honors Program participation. HP Member Distinction -19 semester hrs. of Honors course credit with B or better HP Scholar Distinction -26 semester hours of Honors course credit with B or better AND a research project HP Global Scholar Distinction – 26 semester hours of Honors course credit with B or better AND a research project AND a credit-bearing study abroad experience
Honors Scholarships:Generous academic merit scholarships are awarded through Admissions. Select study abroad scholarships (provided by donors) are also available to Honors Program students.
Honors Curriculum :The Honors Program curriculum varies each term offering Honors sections of College core requirements and Honors electives such as Honors Independent Research, Honors Directed Readings, Honors Intercultural Seminar, and topic-based Honors Interdisciplinary Seminars. Study abroad is strongly encouraged. ANY study abroad class can earn Honors credit through arrangement with the Director.
Honors Faculty:Honors Program faculty are selected by the Director for their expertise in their fields and for their proven track records in the classroom. They are known as outstanding educators who create exciting student-centered, inquiry-based classrooms.
Honors Advising:Each Honors Program student is assigned a full-time faculty adviser from the student’s field of interest. The Honors Program Director and Assistant Director serve as secondary advisers and hold frequent one-one-one conferences with Honors Program students, as well as small group information sessions regarding academic opportunities, undergraduate research options, and career plans. An additional academic adviser guides interested/eligible students through applications for the nationally competitive scholarships such as the Fulbright, Truman, Goldwater, etc.