Honors Program

Honors Program

 

The Honors Program will help you to push boundaries and take intellectual risks.

Honors students generally represent the top 10% of their class. In addition, honors students typically have achieved distinction in leadership, community service, athletics, or the arts.

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honors student minimums
1350 combined ERW + M score on the post-March 2016 SAT or a 1290 combined CR + M score on the pre-March 2016 SAT
29 minimum ACT
3.5 minimum GPA

* 1350 combined ERW + M score on the post-March 2016 SAT or a 1290 combined CR + M score on the pre-March 2016 SAT

Benefits of the Honors Program

Guided by the College’s most distinguished faculty, you’ll find yourself taking your learning beyond the classroom through advanced course work, special projects, internships, research, and community outreach.

Perks for Excellence

  • Specialized opportunities for service learning and community outreach
  • Permission to take up to twenty credit hours per semester with no additional tuition fees
  • Priority registration for classes and campus housing
  • Special internship opportunities
  • Honors Housing (Barnett Residential Life Center)

Honors Course Overview

  • HON 1700 Writing on Contemporary Social Issues
  • HON 1701 Speaking on Contemporary Social Issues
  • HON 1990 Honors First Year Seminar
  • HON 2990 Honors Second Year Seminar
  • One Sophomore Honors Course
  • HON 3955, 3956 Honors Directed Study
  • HON 4955, 4956 Honors Research and Thesis

Frequently Asked Questions

If I didn’t enter Florida Southern College as an Honors student, can I join the program?

If you did not enter FSC as an Honors student, you may apply to the Honors Program during your first year at Florida Southern. In addition to having a minimum GPA of 3.5, you will be required to write and submit an essay explaining your interest in becoming part of the Honors Program.

What about transfer students?

Transfer students may also be eligible for the Honors Program on a case-by-case basis, particularly if they were honors students at their previous schools.

Does Florida Southern offer additional honors programs in my major?

Several programs offer Honors options, including accounting, biology, chemistry, English, history, music, philosophy, psychology, and religion. Please contact your counselor for more information.

What are the academic requirements to remain in the honors program?

Honors students, as academic leaders on the campus, must maintain the highest standards of academic integrity and quality. Students must earn a ‘C’ or higher in all honors courses and achieve a cumulative GPA of a 3.5 or higher to graduate from the honors program.

Can I participate in the Honors Program if I come in with college credit or an AA degree?

The Honors Program curriculum is 23-26 credit hours, in addition to required major hours. Thus, students with plans of spending 3-4 years at Florida Southern are ideal candidates for the program. Students entering Florida Southern with substantial college credits are encouraged to focus their talents within their academic program. Florida Southern College’s honors program requires six semester to complete, and therefore students with an AA degree are not eligible to participate in the program. Students are encouraged to take on challenging internships, undergraduate research opportunities, service learning projects, and be leaders in academic honors societies and other organizations across campus, as well as explore honors opportunities within in their academic department.