Since 1969, the WSU Honors Program has provided capable and motivated students with an unusually rich, supportive, and challenging academic experience. Honors education fosters the growth of intellectual independence and initiative, invites a more sophisticated level of classroom and extracurricular interaction, and examines complex issues from diverse perspectives. Classes are generally taught in a seminar format that provides an intellectually stimulating environment conducive to free exchange and critical analysis.
A student may make application for entrance into the Honors Program at any time after formal acceptance by the Weber State Admissions Office. However, in order to take advantage of the many options available, early entrance is recommended. An application form is available in the Honors office or on the Internet at weber.edu/honors. For entrance requirements please see the Honors Handbook located on the Honors Web site.
To continue in good standing in the Honors Program, students must maintain a cumulative 3.3 GPA and take an Honors class at least every semester until their general education requirements are completed; thereafter students will take at least one course every other semester. No grades below "B" will be accepted for credit toward graduation with University, Departmental, and/or General Honors. The progress of Honors students is reviewed each semester.
There are three Honors designations in the Honors Program: University Honors, Departmental Honors, and General Honors.
Students entering the Honors Program as Freshmen or Sophomores usually elect to graduate with University Honors after completing their associate degree with General Honors. Students entering the Honors Program as Juniors or Seniors usually elect to graduate with Departmental Honors. Students may elect to graduate with only one of the three Honors designations, or they may elect to graduate with all or a combination of Honors designations: General Honors, University Honors and Departmental Honors.
Official recognition for the completion of an Honors designation will be made on the graduating Honors student’s transcript and diploma and will also be entered into the university’s graduation program. In the event a student completes Departmental Honors in more than one department, notation of each will be made on the transcript.
Students will complete three of the four classes listed below:
In addition, the following courses are required:
The remaining hours, to complete the 27 hours required, can be earned through Honors general education courses and/or through departmental Honors components.See Honors Handbook for suggested course sequence. The Honors Handbook is available in hard copy form in the Honors Center, Library 225 or on the web at: weber.edu/honors.
Weber State University 2007-2008 Catalog