• Honors Program REQUIREMENTS

    Students admitted to the program remain in good standing by completing a 16-credit hour program of honors courses, maintaining a 3.000 GPA, and completing a student-designed honors project under the direction of a faculty mentor and in consultation with the Honors Director.  

    Honors Program Course Descriptions

    Introduction to Honors - Select four credits from the following: 4

    • HON 179R Reflections of the Self: Stroke of Genius
    • HON 210 Introduction to Critical Thinking

    Development in Honors - Select four credits from the following: 4

    • HON 279B Reflections on the Common Good: Critical Writing & Research
    • HON 211 Critical Writing and Research

    Exploration in Honors - Select eight credits from the following: 8

    • HON 311 Honors Seminar: Issues in the Discipline
    • HON 410 Senior Honors Project

    Either HON 311 (under a different topic) or HON 410 may be repeated. An approved study abroad experience worth at least four credits can count for an HON 311. HON 410 is not required; however, students must complete and present an Senior Honors Thesis. Total Credits Required: 16

     

    Transfer students and students accepted into the Honors Program after they have started their ODU coursework will take coursework according to the chart below. Students must have at least four semesters remaining at ODU to apply. 

     

    Number of completed semesters
    at ODU or number of transfer credits      
     

    Credits required in the
    Honors Program

     

    Zero ODU semesters or
    17 or less transfer credits 
     
    Introduction to Honors (4 credits)
    Development in Honors (4 credits)
    Exploration in Honors (8 credits)
     
    1-2 ODU semesters or
    18-49 transfer credits
    Development in Honors (4 credits)
    Exploration in Honors (8 credits)
     
    3-4 ODU semesters or
    50 or more transfer credits
    Development in Honors (4 credits)
    Exploration in Honors (8 credits)
     


     

     

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