Dr. Robin K. Payne
Fairmont State Honors Program
Phone: (304) 367-4197
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:
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.
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:
Total Credit Hours Required — 25-30 credit hours
Minimum GPA — 3.4
Students who transfer into the Honors Program from another institution with at least 60 credits must complete 15-20 credit hours in the Honors curriculum. Requirements include:
Students completing the RN-BSN Nursing degree will undertake the following program of study for their core Honors requirements:
Students completing the Elementary Education degree will undertake the following program of study for their core Honors requirements:
* Students completing Secondary Education degrees will determine in consultation with the Director of Honors and their academic advisor the best course of action for satisfying their senior thesis requirement.
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.
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.