Honors Program

Paul Petterson, director (phone: 860-832-2969, email: pettersonp@ccsu.edu)

The honors program provides an interdisciplinary, team-taught approach to general education for intellectually motivated and academically superior students. The program is open to all qualified students, regardless of major. Graduating high school students, students in their first year at the University, high school graduates returning from work or family responsibilities, and transfer students from community colleges or other universities are eligible to apply. Applicants must satisfy writing and interview requirements. A limited number of full or half merit scholarships are available. For more information on scholarships, please refer to the financial aid section of this catalog.

The honors program is divided into four general areas: western culture, science and society, world cultures, and the writing and research component. All honors program courses satisfy general education requirements, with modal and area restrictions where noted.

Successful completion of the entire honors curriculum satisfies all the student's general education requirements, with the exception of Skill Areas II, III, IV, lab science requirement, and any course requirements set by individual major programs or certifications.

Honors program students may choose to graduate without a minor. Students who complete the honors program with a grade-point average of 3.20 or higher for their honors courses and for all their university courses will receive the designation "Honors Program Scholar" on their diplomas. Additional information on the program is available at www.ccsu.edu/honors.



Honors Program (36 credits)


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