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Honors Program

Benefits, Curriculum & Requirements

Honors Program Benefits & Features

  • Open to students in any major
  • Small class sizes; 15 students or less
  • Graduation with Honors distinction
  • Priority registration
  • Individual Honors work
  • Optional Senior Honors thesis/project
  • Community service opportunities
  • Social events
  • Study away or abroad opportunities
  • Personal academic advisor
  • Connection to the Kent State University's Honors College and Alumni Chapter


Honors Program Curriculum

Honors experiences, available with any major, are designed to teach students to be excited by ideas, to love discovery and to become independent, creative and self-confident learners.

In your Honors classes, you can expect:

  • Flexibility and freedom
  • Personal attention
  • Intellectual challenges
  • To stretch intellectual ambition and excel in all academic work
  • Encouragement to take initiative in determining the direction of the course
  • Creative teaching approaches from the professors and creative responses from students
  • Openness and honesty in approaching what may be new and controversial topics from both faculty and students
  • Opportunities to get involved in research as an undergraduate
  • Greater responsibility for academic choices
  • Integration of various kinds of learning experiences


Academic Requirements

To graduate with Honors distinction, students must complete 24 Honors credit hours during their undergraduate years. In order to maintain good standing, at least one Honors course must be taken each academic year.

A 24 credit hour course outline might look like this:

Honors Courses

Good Academic Standing
Members of the Honors Program must maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA to remain in good academic standing with the program.

Graduation with Honors


Admissions Contact:

Amanda Paulus
Admissions Counselor
Office of Admissions
110 Main Hall

Curriculum & Advising Contacts:

Dr. Leslie Heaphy
Honors Program Coordinator
310D Main Hall

Ryan Bucher
Academic Advisor
Office of Student Services
132 Main Hall