Requirements

GPA Requirement

Honors students are expected to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3, or a B+ average. Failure to meet this requirement will result in students being placed on probation for one semester. If a student fails to improve his or her GPA in the probationary period to the satisfaction of the Faculty and Program Directors, the student may be be dismissed from the Business Honors Program.

Colloquium Requirement

Honors students are required to attend 5 Honors Colloquia per semester in their sophomore year. Failure to meet this requirement will result in students being placed on probation for one semester. If a student fails to attend the required number of Colloquia during this probationary period, he or she may be dismissed from the Business Honors Program. Students are expected to attend Honors Colloquia in either the fall of their junior year or, if abroad that semester, fall of their senior year. In total, students will attend 3 semesters of Colloquia while members of the Business Honors Program.

Coursework Requirement

  • All Honors students must complete two Honors courses ("Why Business?" and "Theological Ethics and Honorable Business") devoted to the moral purpose and character of business. Honors students typically take these courses in their sophomore year.
  • All Honors students must complete one intermediate-level Honors course required by their major and one intermediate-level Honors course outside of their major.
  • All Honors students must complete two advanced courses. One of these courses counts as electives within their major. The second advanced-level Honors course is the Capstone Course, to be taken senior year by all Honors Program students. See Capstone Course Requirement below for more details on this course.

Capstone Course Requirement

All Honors students are required to enroll in a Capstone Course in their senior year, which will involve deeper investigation of a specific topic, issue, idea, or hypothesis, and will guide them through the process of developing and producing an original contribution. This Capstone will be counted as one of the two advanced-level course requirements.

 

Mentorship Requirement

All Honors students must attend two mentoring sessions in the Fall semester and two mentoring sessions in the Spring semester of their sophomore and junior year.