Program Requirements

The mission of the Campbell University Honors program is to foster a community of undergraduate scholars dedicated to academic excellence, interdisciplinary inquiry, and cultural and global engagement.

To achieve this mission, Honors students complete a sequence of challenging interdisciplinary classes and a Study Abroad experience.

Program completion requires 25 hours, as follows:

  • A sequence of 6 courses (3 credit hours each) that serve as substitutes for some GCC (General College Curriculum) requirements [1]
    • HONOR 105, Self and World
      • Honors substitute for HIST 111/112 [2]
    • HONOR 107, Documents
      • Honors substitute for ENGL 2XX [3]
    • HONOR 205, Aesthetic Creations
      • Honors substitute for GCC Fine Arts 131 requirement [4]
    • HONOR 207, Inventions and Innovations
      • Honors equivalent of 3 hours of GCC Humanities/Fine Arts elective credit
    • HONOR 305, Revolutions
      • Honors equivalent of 3 hours of GCC Humanities/Fine Arts elective credit
    • HONOR 307, Global Encounters
      • Honors equivalent of 3 hours of GCC Social/Behavioral Science elective credit
  • 6 credit hours of Honors Electives (Special Topics Courses, Cross-Listed Courses, Study Abroad courses, Independent Thesis Projects, and/or other courses approved in advance for Honors credit by the Honors Program Director)
  • Study Abroad experience + 1 credit hour follow-up course (HONOR 309 Global Experience)
    • Study Abroad experience must be approved through the Global Engagement Office and academically certified

NOTES

  • [1] Students with transfer credit for the general education courses listed here must still take the Honors Program substitutes in order to complete the Honors Program. Duplicate credits will count towards graduation requirements as electives.
  • [2] Students whose majors or minors require them to take HIST 111/112 or any other specific GCC course listed here will still be required to take those courses.
  • [3] Students whose majors or minors require them to take ENGL 2XX or any other specific GCC course listed here will still be required to take those courses.
  • [4] Students whose majors or minors require them to take ART, MUSC, or THEA 131 or any other specific GCC course listed here will still be required to take those courses.
View the Program Curriculum

 

Admission

The Campbell University Honors Program is designed for first-semester freshmen. At present, there is no transfer student option.

The admission process is extremely selective.

To be eligible for first-round consideration for a Fall Semester cohort, students must be fully accepted to the University by November 15th of the previous calendar year.

Eligible students are ranked according to various academic criteria, and a top percentage are invited to apply for admission by submitting materials including, but not limited to, original essays. These materials are evaluated by a committee.

Questions?

Contact Honors Program Director Dr. Sherry Truffin at truffins@campbell.edu for more information.