Honors Courses 

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.

Eligibility Requirements

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 1100 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.

International Students 

The Director of the Center for Global Learning nominates international students who are eligible for the Honors program. 


To apply for the honors program, use our Honors Application Form