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2010-2011 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Honors Program


Since its founding in 1830, Capital University has been recognized for its strong tradition of academic excellence, whether through formal courses in the classroom, informal learning projects, internships or international study opportunities. The Honors Program provides challenging opportunities for enhanced learning and intellectual growth.

Honors Program Mission Statement

By providing a unique learning experience in an intellectually nurturing climate, the Honors Program encourages students to become independent thinkers. Exceptional students who value academic excellence and the opportunity to be challenged inside and outside the classroom participate in Capital University’s Honors Program.

Honors Program Goals

Students who participate in the Honors Program will cultivate their ability to question, analyze and exchange ideas. Students will also be encouraged to evaluate their own beliefs and develop their love of learning.

About the Honors Program

Students in the program take honors sections of General Education courses or other courses designated as honor courses. These courses are generally limited to no more than 15 students and are designed to encourage interaction between students and with the professor. In addition to interacting in class, honors students meet for social, cultural and educational functions, depending on the participants’ interests. Many of these functions are organized by students.

Requirements for entering the program: The Honors Program is open to all full-time traditional undergraduate students regardless of major. To qualify for entry students must have achieved: an ACT composite of 26 (SAT 1170 from the critical reading and math scores) or higher, or have a cumulative 3.5 GPA from one or more semesters of full-time coursework at Capital, and permission
of the director. To continue in the program, students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher while enrolled at Capital and take an honors course at least once in each twelve month period.

Requirements for completing the Honors Program: A minimum of four different honors experiences (either through general education courses or departmental courses that are designated as Honors) plus HONS 305 and HONS 405. Students can fulfill part of the Honors Program requirements through study abroad experiences. Application for participating in a study abroad experience for honors credit can be obtained from the Honors Program Director.