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Honors Program


The University Honors Program allows students to pursue their major and minor degree work, while providing enriched academic experiences in Honors courses, seminars, research projects, and social activities. The Honors experience enables students to work more intensively with active teacher/scholars and to participate in interdisciplinary courses. Honors students will have ample opportunity to develop as critical thinkers, active learners, and problem solvers.

Those who teach Honors courses are encouraged to experiment with course design and to collaborate with other teachers in the University. Honors courses are expected to broaden the contours of the classroom while always maintaining the highest of standards.

Honors students are especially encouraged to build community through their academic and extracurricular Honors experiences, to represent the Honors Program across the campus by holding key positions in clubs and student organizations. All of the above experiences combine to equip our Honors graduates for the challenges of graduate school.

Admission Process

  1. Students must have a 3.5 GPA for admission;
  2. Students must have an initial interview with Chair of Honors and one Honors Committee member;
  3. Students must submit a letter of recommendation from faculty or other knowledgeable source;
  4. Students must submit a one-page writing sample at the time of application.

The Honors Committee will admit students given these criteria.

Transfer students with 60+ transfer credits may submit a portfolio as a waiver to a portion of the Honors courses. Portfolios must be approved by members of the Honors Committee.

Graduation Requirements: Honors Program

  1. Satisfy all Basic Skills  and General Education   requirements.
  2. Maintain a minimum of 3.5 SVSU grade point average.
  3. Produce a discipline-appropriate Honors Thesis, project, or presentation.
  4. Complete at least four Honors courses, designated with an “H” on transcripts and as “Honors” in the Course Schedule, or by Honors –92 numbers. Students may seek a partial exemption by applying in writing to the Committee.
  5. Complete at least 124 credits.
  6. Complete an academic major and minor, if required.

www.svsu.edu/honorsprogram