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Why Join Honors?

A group of Honors students visits the St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland. Spring 2023.

As you prepare to begin your college career, you may be wondering why you’d want to participate in an Honors Program. Honors classes, after all, are likely what you did in high school in order to get to where you were going – and now you’ve arrived here in college! So, why keep at it when you’ve already achieved your goal?

The fact of the matter is that the benefits you can gain from participation in our Honors Program are numerous and will serve you well during your time here at Fairmont State University and beyond. Being an Honors student does NOT simply mean that you do more or extra work. The work is often intellectually rigorous, yes, but this is a common misconception. And, the benefits are far-reaching and extend well beyond the prestige and esteem you will earn when you graduate from the university with Honors.

Those benefits of the Honors Program include, but are not limited to:

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