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Honors Curriculum

Highlights of the Honors curriculum:

  • Small Classes – Class sizes of approximately 15 students encourage participation and promote a close student-faculty relationship. These seminars are team-taught by two professors from different academic disciplines, exposing students to interdisciplinary perspectives and expanding the students' abilities to examine ideas critically.
  • Dedicated Honors advisers – Close individual guidance from a committee of faculty advisers both academically and in terms of career preparation. Students are also advised on how to apply for competitive grants and fellowships.
  • Accelerated Honors Core Classes
  • Faculty Mentoring for Independent Research
  • Honors Thesis – All Honors students are required to complete a thesis in their senior year. The thesis is a substantial research project in an area of scholarship chosen by the student and completed with the guidance of a thesis adviser. It is a piece of independent research that allows each student to contribute to a field of inquiry, to gain expertise in a specific area of interest to the student academically or professionally, and that demonstrates each student¹s intellectual accomplishments.
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Honors Courses