Welcome to the Honors Program

The Honors Program offers you and other gifted individuals the opportunity to deepen and expand your intellectual growth. Honors provides a place for students who find that making an A in a particular subject is not ultimately satisfying and who find comfort in a meaningful understanding of their subject and our world.

Through formal academic structures and informal social functions, Honors undertakes to increase your ability to think critically and to communicate effectively. In small Honors seminars, you will complete twenty-five to twenty-seven hours of the general studies required by Fairmont State. You will develop strong friendships with other Honors students in these classes. You will also have greater contact with the faculty teaching these courses. During your senior year, you will work closely with one of the Honors faculty on an independent senior project.

In Honors, you will have the option of traveling in the United States and abroad as part of interdisciplinary courses. On this Web site, you can see pictures of some of the trips students in Honors have made to museums, art galleries, theatrical performances, ballets, symphonies, operas, and historical sites.

Each of these activities is designed to encourage you to think independently and to see yourself as a citizen of the planet. I invite you to accept the challenge and to join us in Honors.

J. Robert Baker, Director

 

 

 
 
Honors Students
 
 
Echiniscus perviirids, a species of tardigrade mounting by Jenni Perkins, a sophomore Honors student.

Contact Info

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

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Fairmont State University’s Common Book for 2015-2016 will be “Persepolis,” according to Dr. Deborah Nestor, Chair of the faculty Common Book Committee.

This autobiographical graphic novel is a coming-of-age story that explains the struggles of college-age student Marjane Satrapi in Iran.

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Thursday, March 03, 2011

The Fairmont State GEAR UP Partnership will host its annual High School Quiz Bowl Competitionon Saturday, March 5, in the Falcon Center Conference Rooms on the main campus. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and will conclude with an afternoon award ceremony. High schools participating this year include: Clay Battelle, Liberty, Lincoln, Webster Springs and University.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Two Fairmont State University students attended an academic seminar hosted by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars in Washington, D.C.  Logan Thorne, a political science major, and Nicole Allison, majoring in criminal justice, attended the “Top Secret: Challenges to National Security in a Global Society” seminar held May 15-21. The seminar is meant to provide students a guided experience of the national security landscape. Both students are members of the Honors Program.

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