What is the Honors EXCEL Program?
- Eligibility and How to Apply
- Project Inspiration
The Honors College Upper-Division Experiential Learning Program (Honors EXCEL Program) supports WVU undergraduate students in experiential and community-engaged learning. Students will develop skills in leadership, project management, communication and collaborative scholarship. Students will create scholarly products appropriate to their project, while advancing the service mission of West Virginia University.
Why Honors EXCEL?
Students that complete the program will demonstrate competence, discipline, grit and independence. In the process, students will develop a unique set of skills and meet a network of peers and professionals that will make you competitive for professional/graduate schools and leadership positions in government and industry. Finally, students can make positive change locally, regionally and globally.
Students in the program receive priority course registration. Students that complete the program will be highlighted at graduation and on their transcripts.
West Virginia University students are invited to apply by submitting a project proposal to the Honors EXCEL program in the spring of their sophomore year.
Students in the Honors EXCEL program will complete coursework and other requirements
in 3-4 semesters.
The bulk of the work will be completed through six credits of experiential learning.
Your project will be developed in the Project Development course, enhanced through out-of-class experiences (OCEs) and will culminate in the Honors capstone.