Honors Program

The Honors Program admits incoming Walsh University freshmen through General Honors and current Walsh freshmen via Track II.  (see here for a much fuller description of the Honors admissions processes)

General Honors

Students are required to maintain a minimum of a 3.3 overall grade-point average (GPA), a "B" or better in all Honors courses, and be enrolled in an appropriate Honors course each semester to remain in the Honors Program. Students entering the program must complete all degree requirements of their major(s) and minor(s), plus:

Freshman Year: Required Writing and Theology
Fall -
HON:Interdiscipl Research/Wrtg
Spring -
T1:FD:HON:The CathliIntel.Trad
(Pre-requisite is THEO 101 The Judeo-Christian Tradition)
Freshman or Sophomore Year: ONE of the following courses in Mathematics3
Elementary Functions I
Elementary Functions II
Calculus I
Statistics
Stats for Behavioral Science
FD: Business Statistics
Freshman or Sophomore Year: TWO of the following Foundations courses6
FD: Honors Natural Science
FD: Honors Sociology/Psycholog
FD: Honors Art/Music
FD: Honors GFA/Economics
FD: Honors Philosophy
FD:T1:Hon: Literature/History
Sophomore or Junior Year: Required Honors Seminar courses6
Fall or Spring -
TH: Themes Seminar I
TH: Themes Seminar II
Junior Year: Required Research courses*3
Fall -
DM Junior Honors Project
Research Methods
Senior Honors Thesis Proposal
Senior Year: Required Senior Honors Thesis*3
Fall or Spring -
Senior Honor Thesis
*NOTE: Honors students and their advisors should consult the Honors Program Thesis Manual - available on Honors Students' ECN site - wherein the Honors Program outlines the major steps that constitute the Junior Honors Project (JHP), Senior Honors Thesis Proposal, and Senior Honors Thesis.
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS - 27

Track II

Track II Honors Program students must complete all degree requirements of their major(s) and minor(s) plus the following courses, most of which substitute for General Education requirements these same students otherwise would take:

ONE of the following (3 credit hours)
Elementary Functions I
Elementary Functions II
Calculus I
Statistics
Stats for Behavioral Science
FD: Business Statistics
ONE of the following (3 credit hours)
FD: Honors Natural Science
FD: Honors Sociology/Psycholog
FD: Honors Art/Music
FD: Honors GFA/Economics
FD: Honors Philosophy
FD:T1:Hon: Literature/History
REQUIRED courses (12 credit hours)
TH: Themes Seminar I
TH: Themes Seminar II
DM Junior Honors Project
Research Methods
Senior Honor Thesis
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS - 18