The Honors Program at Dominican College is designed to provide an additional level of challenge to our more academically talented students. It involves taking the courses designated for Honors students and completing a significant Honors project. The topic and terms of the project are decided by each individual student, in consultation with a mentor chosen from the student's field, and are approved by the Honors Faculty Committee.
Students enter the Honors Program in one of three ways. First, incoming students with a combined Math and English SAT score of 1100 and a high school GPA of 3.00 are invited to join the program. Second, invitations are offered in the spring to freshmen and sophomores with a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 after they have completed at least 15 credits of coursework at the College. Finally, any student may petition to join the program if they have a GPA of at least 3.40 and are still able to complete Honors Program course and project requirements.
Honors students will be able to satisfy some of their General Education, elective, and major program requirements with the Honors Program.
Honors Program Requirements
An exciting supplement to any undergraduate major, the Honors Program offers a balance between traditional liberal studies and innovative learning.
- The Honors section of EN 113 (for those students invited to join as incoming freshmen.)
- Two General Education Honors Courses
- 399 Honors Tutorial
- 499 Honors Project
The two letter prefixes for the above two courses are determined by the major discipline of the student's Honors project.
Note: While it is recommended that the six-credit Honors Project sequence be started in the spring semester of the junior year, it may also be started in the fall of junior or senior year. As well, to start the project and to graduate from the program, a student must have at least a 3.30 GPA.
For additional information on the Honors Program, please go to the Honors Program webpage of the Dominican College website.