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

So far, my experience with the honors program has been somewhat surprising. I think it’s fair to say that I wasn’t the only one to think the same thing. Not knowing if I was left out of the loop on summer reading assignments prior to our first seminar, I was greatly relieved when I found out that wasn’t the case. Overall, my first impression of the class is on the positive side and looking up. To any new student entering the honors program, I recommend going to the honors luau because it’s a great opportunity to get acquainted with most of the honors students.

Brandon Bartlett
Bridgeport, West Virginia

Contact Info

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