Honors College Program

University College
General Education Requirements
First Year Experience3
Self-Awareness and Development
Academic Foundations
English Composition requirement
Students must complete the full honors core in order to have WRT 120 and WRT 200 requirements waived. If a student completes only part of the core, that student will be responsible for completing both WRT 120 and WRT 200 in order to complete WCU General Education Requirements.
Mathematics requirement3
MAT Course
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Honors Seminar: Global Issues
Honors Seminar
Honors Seminar
Symposium in the Arts and Humanities
Symposium in Social and Behavioral Science
Honors Seminar
Honors Seminar
Diverse Communities requirement 13
Educational Systems and Social Influence
Developing Leadership with ELLs in the Classroom & Community
Distributive Requirements
Science requirement 26
Science, Technology, and Environmental Systems
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Educational Systems and Social Influence
American Government, Democracy and Public Opinion
Humanities requirement6
Ethics and Moral Choice in Tech Age
Stewardship and Civic Engagement
Arts requirement
Community and the Arts
Additional Baccalaureate Requirements
Students in the Honors College Program are required to meet additional baccalaureate degree requirements such as Writing Emphasis, Speaking Emphasis, and Ethics.
Language/Culture Requirement
If your major includes a foreign language requirement, you must complete the requirements as outlined by your major.
Honors Core
HON 100Self-Awareness and Development3
HON 211Decision Making and Public Discourse3
HON 310Theories and Strategies of Community Change3
HON 490Senior Project3-6
Seminar Courses6
Complete two of the following:
Honors Seminar: Global Issues
Honors Seminar
Honors Seminar
A Nobel Idea: The Norway Experience for Promoting Peace and Developing Leaders
Environmental Stewardship
Symposium in the Arts and Humanities
Symposium in Social and Behavioral Science
Symposium in the Sciences
Honors Seminar
Honors Seminar

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

(*Note: Most honors students maximize their educational and financial experience by taking 18 credits per semester, allowing for potential double majors, minor(s), international study, and/or internships while still enabling graduation in four years.)

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
HON 100 Self-Awareness and Development 3
HON 352 Honors Seminar (LEADERSHIP) 1 3
HON 122 Computer Science for Social Justice 2 3
MAT XXXMath Gen Ed 3
Major Course 3
Major Course 3
 Credits18
Semester Two
HON 211 Decision Making and Public Discourse 3
HON 212 Ethics and Moral Choice in Tech Age 3
Major/Minor/HON Elective Courses 3 12
 Credits18
Year Two
Semester Three
HON 312
Educational Systems and Social Influence
or Developing Leadership with ELLs in the Classroom & Community
3
HON 313 American Government, Democracy and Public Opinion 3
Major/Minor/HON Elective Courses 12
 Credits18
Semester Four
HON 310 Theories and Strategies of Community Change 3
HON 314 Science, Technology, and Environmental Systems 3
Major/Minor/HON Elective Courses 12
 Credits18
Year Three
Semester Five
HON 311 Stewardship and Civic Engagement 3
HON 315 Community and the Arts 3
Major/Minor/HON Elective Courses 12
 Credits18
Semester Six
HON 490 Senior Project (Capstone) 4 3
Major/Minor/HON Elective Courses 15
 Credits18
Year Four
Semester Seven
Major/Minor/HON Elective Courses 18
 Credits18
Semester Eight
Major/Minor/HON Elective Courses 18
 Credits18
 Total Credits144