To be considered for admission to the TLU Honors Program, students must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative core academic GPA* and an 1150 composite SAT score (or equivalent ACT score of 23).
*Core academic GPA is recalculated to weighted 4.0 scale.
Students must complete the following courses:
- Honors section of the Freshman Experience, FREX 134 HON.*
- Honors section of Introduction to Theology, THEO 133 HON.
- Honors Directed Reading, HON 331
- Honors Interdisciplinary Course, HON 332
- Honors Capstone, HON 431
- Six Honors credits in the student’s major
Distributions of Liberal Arts Education
Honors students must complete three hours of Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences (including a lab), and Social Sciences in order to fulfill their Distribution of Liberal Arts Education requirements, rather than the six hours requirement of the general program.
Benefits of the Honors Program:
- Individualized Curriculum Plan: An honors student may propose a customized degree plan which is specifically developed to meet the intellectual and/or career interests of the individual honors student.
- Study Grants: Honors students may apply for funds to support special research and study efforts.
- Cultural Event Reimbursement: Honors students who attend area cultural events may receive reimbursement for a portion of their expenses.
- Honors Courses: The 21 hours of Honors Program courses are designated for honors students only.
- Special Academic Advising: Honors students create their degree plans in consultation with faculty advisors in their majors, and the Honors Program Director provides supplemental advising as well.
- Social Opportunities: The Honors Program Center serves as a gathering place for honors students and their friends. Social events and field trips are scheduled each semester.
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