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Areas of Study
The Honors Program provides advanced teaching and mentoring to a diverse group of motivated and capable students. Our program integrates in-depth academic preparation, individualized academic offerings, and professionalism. Each Honors student is a part of a community of scholars seeking continual improvement. In that spirit, our program cultivates personal and systemic transformation for a diverse national and global society. Students who complete the University Honors Capstone demonstrate they are best prepared for a changing and conflicted world. University Honors graduates possess the advanced skills, knowledge, and character conducive to lifelong learning, creativity, and civic-minded service.

Learning Outcomes

Our rigorous curriculum concentrates on these learning objectives:

Language and Communication

  • Honors students will excel in applying conventions of academic and professional discourse.

Critical Thinking

  • Honors students will learn to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate multiple perspectives and facts, ideas, and interpretations from various sources—particularly academic and professional sources—at an advanced undergraduate level.

Knowledge and Inquiry

  • Honors students will discuss and apply modes of inquiry of humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, using entry-level professional or graduate school practices.

Attitudes and Values

  • Honors students will develop dispositions and abilities conducive to strong cognitive skills.
  • Honors students will demonstrate professional behavior consistent with expectations of graduate schools or professional employers.
  • Honors students describe and evaluate the perspectives of diverse groups.
  • Honors students value and participate in civic-minded service as a way to improve society.
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