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Honors Curriculum and Program Requirements Impact

Honors Curriculum and Program Requirements

Once you've been admitted to the Honors Program, you will need to maintain an overall GPA of 3.4 and you will need to meet the following requirements in order to successfully complete the program:

Curriculum Requirements

For Students Who Entered the Honors Program during or after 2021/2022

Students must complete the Honors Program Curriculum requirements outlined below with a total of 25-30 credit hours in courses with an Honors designation. Students majoring in programs with special accreditation will have slightly different requirements as outlined below. All Honors students must maintain a GPA of 3.4 or higher in order to graduate from the Honors Program.

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Honors Core Requirements

  • HONR 1100 Honors Seminar — 1 credit hour
  • HONR 3350 Honors Seminar in Special Topics — 3 credit hours
  • Honors Senior Thesis Project:          
    • HONR 4400 Honors Thesis Design — 3 credit hours
    • Honors Thesis Project in Student’s Major Field — 3 credit hours
      • Honors students will determine an appropriate project in consultation with the Honors Director and their faculty mentor. Students will be required to present their project in an appropriate venue upon its completion.
    • Total Credits Required for Honors Core — 10 credit hours

Core Curriculum / Elective Honors Requirements

In addition to the Honors Core outlined above, Honors students will complete an additional 15-20 credit hours through a combination of courses with an Honors designation, including but not limited to:

  • Core Curriculum in Basic Skills, Critical Reasoning, and Personal Development with Honors designation
  • HONR 2200 (Honors Mentoring) – repeatable for credit
  • HONR 3301 (Honors Study/Travel) – repeatable for credit
  • HONR 3350 (Honors Seminar in Special topics) – repeatable for credit
  • Major Requirements or Electives with Honors designation


Students who entered the Honors Program prior to the 2021/2022 Academic Year should consult with the Honors Director and the appropriate academic catalog regarding their requirements. 

Honors Course Offerings

We offer a number of Honors sections of Core Curriculum classes as well as other Honors courses that can be applied to your major. 

Learn more here!

Honors Senior Thesis

Your Honors Senior Thesis will be the capstone of your studies and will help you take your next steps beyond Fairmont State.

Learn more here!