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 Honors Program

Learning Goals


Our students have diverse skills, interests, and aspirations, and as a program, we attempt to accommodate this diversity as much as possible.

We understand learning goals as descriptive rather than prescriptive markers that guide our effort to realize the highest and broadest possible level of education, personal growth, and achievement for our outstanding students. As a whole, the Honors Program  adheres to the National Collegiate Honors Council Modes of Learning:

  1. Research and Creative Scholarship
  2. Breadth and Enduring Questions
  3. Service Learning and Scholarship
  4. Experiential Learning

Students in the Honors Program demonstrate exceptional academic and leadership skills. Their activities allow them to engage in a community of like-minded students whose ideas, commitment to learning, and personal and intellectual endeavors propel them beyond the average student. Their classroom performance, research involvement, practicum experiences, and participation in forums, lectures, and travel give them a broader perspective on national and global issues.