Honors courses are designed to enhance students’ major fields of study through novel perspectives and new approaches to learning. The Honors program consists of four Honors courses:
- Honors Section of CC 100, 101, or 102
Honors students are required take an Honors-designated skills course during their first year.
- Honors Section of a Core Curriculum Course
Honors students select from Honors core courses for a liberal arts foundation, emphasizing creative, innovative approaches and perspectives.
- Honors Experience within the Major
Honors students work with a faculty mentor to explore topics relevant to their majors through an Honors-designated major course or special tutorial. An additional Honors core course may be substituted for this requirement.
- Junior/Senior Colloquium
This interdisciplinary course examines a challenging social issue from the perspectives of several academic disciplines and may include guest speakers or extra-curricular experiences to provide additional insight.
There are two pathways to the enter the Honors Program:
- For High School Students:
The Honors Program requires an admissions application (no separate Honors Program application necessary), a minimum 3.6 GPA, verbal/math SAT of 1170 or composite ACT of 24 and completion of at least two advanced, accelerate, or honors courses.
- For First-Year Students Completing 12-37 Credits Once At Carlow:
The Program requires an Honors Program application, a 3.6 college GPA, and the recommendation of a faculty member.
To remain in the Program, students must maintain a 3.6 (out of 4.0) cumulative GPA as full-time students and complete three honors courses at Carlow.
The Director of the Center for Global Learning nominates international students who are eligible for the Honors program.
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