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Spring 2015 Honors Classes - Registration starts Oct. 29

View the Spring 2015 Courses (not a final version) and learn how you can meet general education requirements with other advanced students in our Interdisciplinary Studies Program. You do not have to be a member of the Honors College to take honors classes.

Honors courses vary from regular classes in many ways. Among them:

  • Students are active participants in class discussions and activities
  • Students are exposed to interdisciplinary theories and analysis and international and diverse perspectives not available in non-honors courses
  • Students experience innovative teaching techniques
  • Students are encouraged to develop research skills
  • Students are required to use instructional technology in their courses

SPC offers honors classes in:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Social Sciences

Graduation Requirements with Honors Diploma or Certificate

To graduate with an honors college diploma or certificate, you must complete the 3-credit Honors Cornerstone Seminar IDH-2029H AND one of the following:

  • For an Honors diploma, you must earn 18 credit hours of honors-designated courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • For an Honors certificate, you must earn 11 credit hours of honors-designated courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher