The Honors Program
Dr. Richard Bradley,
Director of the Honors Program
The Honors program is designed to empower students by offering alternative educational opportunities. These alternatives come in the form of Honors classes, either at the 100, 200, or 300 level. In these classes students will be given the opportunities for greater exploration and more rigorous analysis of course content. Great emphasis is placed on the development of oral and written communication, as well as on critical thinking.
All entering students who have a GPA or 3.5 or above, or an ACT of 26 or higher, are eligible to enter the program. Students with a GPA of 3.0 and a ranking in the top ten percent of their high school class, may petition the Honors committee by sending a letter indicating why they wish to participate in the Honors program.
After being accepted into the program, the student must maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA, and complete twelve hours of Honors coursework in order to graduate with Honors. Three hours of the twelve must be a senior Honors thesis or an appropriate substitute. (Substitutes for senior thesis work are arranged at the divisional level and in consultation with the Honors committee.)
The Honors program features an Honors Enriched Option that allows students to turn any regular class into an Honors enriched class that will be listed for Honors credit on the student's transcript (see the Honors Enriched Guidelines). The student must work with the professor to draw up an Honors enriched contract(Word Doc) and have it approved by the Honors committee.
If you are interested in doing Honors work, please consult the Honors Program Suggested Four Year Plan of Study. If you have questions about the program, please contact the Honors Director, Dr. Richard Bradley, or the Administrative Assistant, Amber Monnig, at 660-248-6280. The Honors Program Office is located in T-Berry Smith Hall, Room 305.