Courses vary according to the program of study each student designs.  Generally, however, students take two Honors courses each semester during their first two years at Fairmont State.  At minimum, they need 22 to 24 credit hours in Honors courses to complete the Honors Program.  The curriculum can be divided into two categories - liberal studies classes and specialized courses.

  • Liberal Studies
    • Honors Orientation  .......................................  1 credit hour
    • Honors Composition  .....................................  3 credit hours
    • Honors Humanities  .......................................  6 credit hours
    • Honors Science or Math  .................................  3-5 credit hours
  • Specialized Courses
    • Interdisciplinary Colloquium  ..........................  3 credit hours
    • Honors Senior Project  ...................................  6 credit hours

Although I have not been a part of the Honors Program at Fairmont State very long, I’ve already seen not only the perks but also the numerous events that keep me involved on campus. The perks that I’ve seen so far include, smaller class sizes with individualized attention from professors with a particular interest in my personal success. The events have already started two weeks into school, and the schedule for the year makes me excited to be a part of the Honors Program, especially the D.C. trip!

Brittany Rimmer

Contact Info

Dr. J. Robert Baker, Director
Fairmont State Honors Program
Room 311 Jaynes Hall
Phone: 304.367.4260
E-Mail:
jbaker@fairmontstate.edu