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2022-23 Catalog

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Honors Program



Director: Christy Call
Honors Program Coordinator: Megan Moulding, (801) 626-7591
Administrative Specialist: Mar Muster, (801) 626-6230
Location: Stewart Library, Room 324
Website: weber.edu/honors

Mission Statement

The WSU Honors Program is a home for inquisitive students of any discipline, regardless of prior GPA or academic history, looking for unconventional and supportive learning environments. Our mission is to build and maintain an inclusive community of intellectually curious and academically adventurous students, faculty and staff where together we can explore our full intellectual, academic, and cultural potential, and cultivate a lifelong love of learning and civic engagement.

Declaración de la Misión

El Programa de Honores de la Universidad Estatal de Weber es un espacio para estudiantes inquisitivos de cualquier disciplina, sin importar su promedio de calificaciones previo o su historial académico, los cuales buscan ambientes de aprendizaje no convencionales y de apoyo académico. Nuestra misión es construir y mantener una comunidad inclusiva de estudiantes, profesores y colaboradores intelectualmente curiosos y académicamente atrevidos. Esto para poder descubrir todo nuestro potencial intelectual, académico y cultural, para cultivar interés por el aprendizaje y el compromiso cívico de por vida.

Entrance and Exit Requirements

A student may enroll in the Honors Program at any time after formal acceptance by the Weber State Admissions Office and before their final semester. However, in order to take advantage of the many options available, early entrance is recommended. Students must notify their Honors advisor to finalize their Honors contract prior to the fall or spring break of anticipated graduation. Students may view Honors advisors and enroll via the Honors Portal accessible through the eWeber portal or at weber.edu/honors.

Honors Designations

The Honors Program offers three types of Honors designation: Foundation, University and Departmental Honors. Requirements for each are described below.

Foundation Honors

Foundation Honors is available to students earning an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree, with a GPA of 3.3 or above. For the purposes of calculating GPA for Honors designations, a student’s four lowest-graded classes may be excluded. Students must successfully complete 9 credit hours of Honors classes, and 3 credit hours of classes with any of the following prefixes, attributes, or designations:

  • HNRS prefix (Honors classes)
  • WSU prefix
  • Community Engaged Learning (CEL)
  • Course-based Research Experience (CRE)
  • Sustainability (SUS)
  • Internship (INT)
  • Global Learning (GLB)
  • Wildcat Scholars classes

University Honors

University Honors is available to students earning an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, with a GPA of 3.3 or above. For the purposes of calculating GPA for Honors designations, a student’s four lowest-graded classes may be excluded. Students must successfully complete the following:

  • 12 credit hours of Honors classes (HNRS prefix)
  • HNRS 4830 - Directed Readings: Senior Project Research   (1 credit hour)
  • HNRS 4990 - Honors Senior Project   (1 credit hour)
  • 4 credit hours of classes with the prefixes, attributes or other designations as listed under Foundation Honors.
  • Engaged Student requirement. Students must complete two out of the following three areas: (1) Habits of Inquiry & Lifelong Learning; (2) Research & Scholarship; (3) Citizenship, Local to Global. Details on how to complete the Engaged Student requirements may be found on the Honors Program website.

Departmental Honors

Departmental Honors is available to students majoring in departments with designated Departmental Honors contracts. Specific requirements for participating departments are found in these contracts. Please see the list of current Departmental Honors contracts and Departmental Honors Advisors.

Students may pursue one, two, or all three types of Honors. Official recognition for the completion of an Honors designation is subject to timely finalization of the Honors contract as coordinated by the student and verified by the Departmental Honors advisor, and Honors Program Coordinator.

Recognition of the designation will be made on the graduating Honors student’s transcript and diploma and will also be entered into the university’s commencement program. In the event a student completes Departmental Honors in more than one department, notation of each will be made on the transcript, diploma, and commencement program.

Courses

Honors Course Descriptions