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Honors Program

Welcome to Honors!

Spring 2023 Honors graduates pose with the Honors Director and Honors faculty.

Make the most of your experience at Fairmont State University by taking part in our Honors Program. This unique and exclusive program allows you to take your education a step further and go even deeper into the subjects and areas of study you're passionate about.  We serve high-achieving and ambitious students at Fairmont State University who benefit from participating in a deeply enriching intellectual environment, have the opportunity to form strong community bonds with their classmates and professors and are able to tailor their educational experience to best fit their academic and career goals.

Regardless of your anticipated career path, you’ll find that participating in the Honors Program provides you with a strong foundation upon which you can build towards your goals – whether that involves pursuing advanced studies at the graduate level, stepping straight into your dream job when you’ve completed your degree, and/or becoming an engaged citizen of the global community.

I hope you’ll join us!

~ Dr. Robin K. Payne, Director of the Honors Program

Explore all that the Honors Program has to offer!

Eligibility Requirements
Eligibility Requirements
The Honors Program has rigorous eligibility requirements; however, any student who feels they could benefit from participating in our program is welcome to apply.
Why Join Honors?
Why Join Honors?
There are multiple benefits from participating in the Honors Program, including priority registration, intellectual stimulation, a community ethos, opportunities to travel, and prestige.
Honors Curriculum and Requirements
Honors Curriculum and Requirements
Once you've joined the Honors Program, you'll need to complete the Honors Program requirements, including taking a certain number of Honors courses and completing an Honors senior thesis project.
J. Robert Baker Scholarship
J. Robert Baker Scholarship
Honors students are eligible to receive the J. Robert Baker Scholarship for Excellence in Honors.
Honors Association
Honors Association
The Honors Association is our student-led group that organizes social, academic, and community-service oriented activities for Honors students. Leadership opportunities abound!
Honors Spotlight
Honors Spotlight
Check out the many accomplishments of some of our Honors students, faculty, and alumni! And, nominate a member of the Honors community that you believe deserves to be featured.

Mission Statement

The Honors Program seeks to enhance and deepen the education of bright students by increasing their analytic skills, providing them with classroom experiences that encourage them to take charge of their education, helping them to undertake international travel, and supporting them on the path to wisdom. The Program encourages higher rates of retention and graduation as well as acceptance into graduate and professional schools. 

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Contact Us

Want to learn more about Fairmont State's Honors Program? Reach out with your questions and we will do our best to provide answers!

Dr. Robin K. Payne

Dr. Robin K. Payne

Director, Honors Program 
 Honors Office: 231 Turley
 (304) 367-4197

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