The Honors Foundations Program is a two-year program for entering Honors students, beginning in Fall 2017. The program is designed with the goals of engaging and developing high-achieving students by enriching their general education, while fostering community and service in Honors, WVU, Morgantown, West Virginia, and the world.
In order to complete the program, students must:
- Complete a minimum of five Honors courses, and 13
o Students must complete both benchmarks
o 1 course/credit must be an Honors-eligible orientation
o Ideally completed within four semesters; i.e. students will ideally complete one course per semester beyond the orientation.
- Meet ongoing requirements for good standing
o After year one:
♦ Complete at least two Honors courses/ four Honors credits (incl. orientation)
♦ Maintain 3.0 Honors and cumulative GPA
o To extend after year two:
♦ Complete four Honors courses/ ten Honors credits (incl. orientation)
♦ Maintain 3.5 Honors and 3.0 cumulative GPA
- Meet appropriate final requirements
o 3.5 GPA in Honors credits
o 3.0+ cumulative GPA at the time of program completion
o Participate in Exit Interview process
- Smaller class sizes, often under 25 students;
- Access to innovative Honors course topics;
- Dedicated Honors housing and community activities;
- Priority registration for classes before general population students;
- Honors advising, tutoring, and mentoring;
- Opportunities for peer leadership and community service;
- Recognition at graduation and on their transcripts;
- Connections with a community of Honors students.
Ways to Earn Honors Foundations Credit
- Honors sections of existing general education and introductory courses.
- Innovative Honors Foundations Courses on current topics, big ideas, and interdisciplinary subjects.
- Honors add-on courses to modify large lecture courses.
- Honors peer leadership programs.
- Honors contracts for one-on-one enrichment with course professors.