Talented students have the opportunity to take enriched versions of lower and upper-division courses. Honors classes offer a more in-depth study of the course topic and emphasize discussion, analysis, teamwork, independent learning, and an appreciation of the interrelatedness of knowledge, more than lecture, memorization, and quiz taking. Class size is usually limited to 12-18 students, allowing them to develop intellectually and creatively in a supportive environment.
This approach fosters maximum intellectual growth and the development of the whole person, thus providing a strong foundation for excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and professional pursuits. Honors professors are encouraged to incorporate a research initiative into their course material, offering students the additional opportunity to develop innovative topics to present at regional academic conferences. This pre-professional experience builds both skill and confidence in academic work.