• Honors Program

    ODU's Honors Program is designed for talented and motivated students who seek to deepen their understanding of significant issues, express their creativity, and engage in independent scholarly, scientific, and artistic endeavors.

    The Honors experience is distinguished by:

    • Smaller and intellectually stimulating classes
    • Separate living and learning space
    • Mentorship by faculty in related academic disciplines
    • Collaborative research opportunities
    • Extra-curricular programming

    Through challenging learning experiences and entertaining cultural opportunities, the Honors program fosters critical thinking, intellectual inquiry, and an appreciation for arts and culture.

    In addition, ODU's Honors Program is an excellent foundation for students who may continue on to graduate school. Students not only gain an in-depth knowledge of their field of study, but are taught to ask necessary questions and advance new lines of inquiry.

    In keeping with the spirit of Ohio Dominican University's mission statement, "To contemplate truth and to share with others the fruits of this contemplation," the Honors Program also encourages students to interact with others collegially, grow spiritually, and participate actively in their communities. 

    Honors Scholarships

    Honors Scholarships may be available for qualifying honors students up to $1,000 per academic year. Eligibility will be based on active membership in the Honors Program, which includes:

    • enrollment in Honors courses
    • maintaining a satisfactory GPA  
    • meeting with the Honors Director or program advisor at least once per semester
    • involvement in programming activities
    • submission of an annual activity report to the Director

    Awards will be recommended by the director upon admission into the program or, for returning students, the review of the annual student activity report.  For further information, please contact Financial Aid.  

    Honors Curriculum

    The Honors Program at Ohio Dominican University is designed to specifically challenge and engage high-ability motivated students. The curriculum and the program will provide learning experiences that:

    • Explore the integration of concepts within and among disciplines
    • Empower students to become intentional learners
    • Engage students actively in the learning process
    • Encourage students to interact with faculty and with one another, both inside and outside the classroom
    • Emphasize depth and thoroughness of understanding

    Students admitted to the program remain in good standing by completing a 10-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 courses are intended to fulfill requirements in the Core curriculum or a student’s major program. 

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