Honors Program Coursework


I.  HNR295: Honors Colloquium (4 credit hours)

Fall Semester
The Honors Colloquium serves as the introduction to the Bryan College Honors Program. The course is interdisciplinary in nature, with purposefully selected readings which will encourage students to interact with our Christian tradition and our Western culture and heritage while developing attentive habits in reading, analysis, conversation and written argument. The course will usually be team-taught by select Bryan faculty, and topics will vary per term as determined by the Honors Committee.  

II. HNR396: Junior Seminar (4 credit hours)

Spring Semester
Building on the foundations of the Sophomore Seminar, students will analyze and research in more depth an important idea, concept, or theme that is closely related to our Christian identity and our Western culture and heritage. Like the Sophomore Seminar, this course is usually team-taught by select Bryan faculty and is interdisciplinary in nature. The topic changes on a year-to-year basis and is selected by the Honors Committee.

III. HNR496: Senior Symposium (4 credit hours)

Fall and Spring Semesters (choose one)
This course serves as the culminating experience of the Honors Program and manifests itself in one of the many required theses, seminar papers, or capstone projects that are required by the individual majors represented on our campus. The course will take the form of a series of public symposia, organized by the director of the Honors Program, wherein seniors demonstrate progress and achievement in their academic career through formal presentation of their research to the academic community and their peers.

Electives (select one course from below; 3 credit hours)

I. Upper-Level Coursework in the Major

All Honors students will have the opportunity to take honors-level coursework in their major fields of study, as laid out by the department or as coordinated individually with faculty mentors.  This must be a 300- or 400-level course.  Faculty and students will need to complete the Application for Honors Credit request and submit all required documentation well in advance of the end of the add/drop period.  The Honors Committee will then review the application and inform both faculty and student if the application has been accepted.


II.  Honors Catalog Courses

HNR291: Selected Topics
HNR411: Honors Thesis
HNR412: Honors Internship
HNR415: Honors Advanced Research
HNR470: Honors Independent Study
HNR491: Selected Topics

Community Service Requirement

All Bryan College Honors students must complete 30 hours of community service per academic year.

Honors Participation Requirement

Still in discussion at the committee level.

Completing the Bryan College Honors Program

Continuation in the Honors Program requires a cumulative GPA of 3.5.  In addition, honors students must receive a grade of B or higher in all required and elective honors course work.  Students who do not meet these requirements will be placed on honors probation for one academic semester.  Failure to achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.5, or a B average in honors course work, while on probation will result in students being terminated from the program.