Honors College Program
The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below. The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, and learning outcomes: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/honors-college.
Honors College freshmen and sophomores enroll in Level One: Honors Foundations, a series of interdisciplinary courses and seminars. The program continues with the Honors Minor in Transdisciplinary Concepts and Perspectives, culminating in an Honors College Capstone experience.
This sequence satisfies most of the general education requirements (LEP) for a bachelor’s degree program, except for the Quantitative Reasoning requirement appropriate to their major and the Multilingual Communication requirement. It is imperative that Honors College students confer with an adviser in their major to determine if any additional Liberal Education Program requirement normally covered by the Honors College curriculum is required for their major.
Honors College students also enroll in Level Two: Honors Minor in Transdisciplinary Concepts and Perspectives. The Honors Minor in Transdisciplinary Concepts and Perspectives creates a meaningful and intentional course of study leading to the completion of an Honors College capstone project. Students work with a faculty advisor to develop a program of advanced study across disciplines that will broaden their perspective and deepen their understanding of issues related to their capstone experience.
Honors College students must also complete an academic major and all the requirements of that major. Students in the Honors College may select a major in any department and may be enrolled in any school or college of the University. Honors College students must complete the same requirements set by their major as would students not in the Honors College.
Students who complete only Level 1: Honors Foundations will receive credit for 2 W-courses, as well as 16-credits towards the LEP program. Students who complete only Level 2: Honors Minor in Transdisciplinary Concepts and Perspectives, do not receive LEP credit. All students who wish to graduate as an Honors College student must complete a minimum of 5 credits from Level 1 and must complete all requirements from Level 2.
Level 1: Honors Foundations Core Courses (16 credits)
- HON 100 - First Year Leadership Colloquium
- HON 102 - First Year Research Colloquium
- HON 150 - Introduction to Critical Inquiry
- HON 200 - Conceptions of Self and Community Seminar
- HON 201 - Conceptions of Self and Community Plenary Session
- HON 202 - Conceptions of Community and Context Seminar
- HON 203 - Conceptions of Community and Context Plenary Session
- HON 270 - Scientific Investigation and Civic Engagement
Level 2: Honors Minor in Transdisciplinary Concepts and Perspectives (18 credits)
- HON 300 - Introduction to Service Learning
- Select one from the following capstone requirements:
- HON 494 and HON 495 - Departmental Honors Prospectus/Thesis
- HON 492 and HON 493 - Honors Interdisciplinary Prospectus/Thesis
- HON 460 and HON 461 - Community Engaged Research I and II
- HON 488 - Place as Text
- Faculty Led International Study Abroad: Programs, including international study sponsored by departments/programs within SCSU, Honors International Study courses through NCHC (National Collegiate Honors Conference), or Honors College sponsored study-abroad opportunities.
- Select 9 elective credits from the following:
- HON 254 - Utopias and Dystopias
- HON 255 - Ambiguity and Uncertainty in the Arts & Sciences
- HON 298- Special Topics
- HON 350 - Research Seminar
- Other interdisciplinary electives approved by the Honors College Director/Assistant Director