Honors Points
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Honors Points

In order to graduate with an Honors certificate, Honors Fellows must earn 10 Honors points. Honors points both reward Fellows for the breadth of experiences they are pursuing and encourages them to branch out beyond their comfort zones. Fellows may repeat a points category no more than four times.

Students who become Honors Fellows after the core curriculum sequence has commenced must add 1 point to their total points requirement for each 3-credit core course they have not completed in an Honors cohort. Likewise, students who apply AP credits or transfer credits toward the core sequence must add 1 point to their total points requirement for each 3-credit core course they have not completed in an Honors cohort.

Allocation of Points

4 points

  • Double-majoring 
  • Study abroad

3 points

  • Additional year (6-credit sequence) of foreign language beyond core and major requirements
  • Nichols trip

2 points

  • Honors Fellows domestic travel
  • Presentation of new work at undergraduate or professional conference or at juried exhibition or production off campus
  • Publication in peer-reviewed or juried off-campus journal

1 point

  • Attendance of professional conference off campus
  • Executive officer of SGA-recognized organization
  • Internship off campus
  • Semester as a supplemental instructor
  • Semester of college-affiliated or -sponsored vocal or instrumental ensemble or billed participation in theatre production
  • Semester of research/arts assistantship
  • Lead an Honors Fellows salon
  • Year of varsity athletics