Course Requirements

 
Curricular Requirements for Students Who Entered the Honors Program During/After 2020/2021
Students who entered the Honors Program during the 2020/2021 academic year will be expected to complete 30 credit hours in Honors courses. Those credit hours will be completed in a combination of Honors sections of the Common Core, Honors electives, and the Honors Senior Thesis Project. See below for details. 
  • Honors Core Curriculum ........................................................16-27 total credit hours
    • Honors Seminar (HONR 1100) ...............1 credit hours
    • Basic Skills ..............................................6-10 credit hours
    • Critical Reasoning in the Disciplines ......6-10 credit hours
    • Personal Development ..........................3-6 credit hours
  • Honors Electives .....................................................................0-8 credit hours
    • options include, but are not limited, to the following:
      • Honors BSBA 3306, Business Law I
      • Honors BSBA 3330, Leadership
      • Honors HONR 3301, Study/Travel
        • repeatable for credit
      • Honors HONR 3330, Empowering Leadership
      • Honors WGST 2201, Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
      • Honors INTR 3300, Empowering Leadership
      • Honors INTR 3331, Great Ideas of Leaders
      • Honors POLI 3393, Future Global Crises
      • Honors PSCY 3393, Future Global Crises
      • Honors TECH 3393, Future Global Crises
      • Honors HONR 3350, Honors Seminar in Special Topics
  • Honors Senior Thesis Project ..............................6 credit hours
 
 
Curricular Requirements for Students Who Entered the Honors Program Prior to 2020/2021
Courses vary according to the program of study each student chooses.  Generally, however, students take two Honors courses each semester during their first two years at Fairmont State.  At minimum, they need 25 to 27 credit hours in Honors courses to complete the Honors Program; most of the Honors courses also satisfy the university’s General Studies requirements. Students will also complete an Honors Senior Project in their field of study.
 
  • Honors Seminar ............................................ 1 credit hour
  • Honors ENGL 1108 ....................................... 3 credit hours
  • Honors Literature .......................................... 3 credit hours
  • Honors Math or Science ............................... 3-5 credit hours
  • Honors U.S. History ....................................... 3 credit hours
  • Honors Philosophy or World Civilizations .... 3 credit hours
  • Honors Fine Arts or Communications .......... 3 credit hours
  • Honors Social Science ................................... 3 credit hours
  • Honors Interdisciplinary Studies ................... 3 credit hours
  • Senior Project ........................................... 6 credit hours