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

The Honors program at Fairmont State has been, so far, excellent. As I was looking at other colleges, I felt that the honors programs at other schools seemed impersonal and had a sort of a hands-off, let-the-student-be-independent-and-find-their-own-way, policy. However, in the Honors program at FSU, I feel that I can have the independency to study in my own way and take the classes I want and need to take for my major, but there will still be many people I can ask for help or guidance. Also, I am very much looking forward to taking part in the different events coordinated by the Honors program throughout the year.

Nicole Allison
New Cumberland, 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