The University Honors Program, open to students in all undergraduate divisions of the university, is administered by the Honors Council and the director of university honors. Minimum requirement for acceptance into the program is a composite score of 26 on the ACT (or ACT residual) or an 1180 on the SAT. The student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher to be inducted into the program in the spring of the freshman or sophomore year and must maintain a 3.25 to graduate as a University Honors Scholar.
The University Honors Program is open to all students, including those attending Troy University on international student visas. For more information and guidance, please contact the Director of the University Honors Program in 212-F Wright Hall, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of the University Honors Program is to offer the academically superior student a specially designed program, within a supportive community, that fosters critical thinking, intellectual development and social responsibility. This enhanced program is designed to provide a balance of common experience and flexibility addressed to individual achievement as well as a comprehensive framework on which to build disciplinary studies.
The Honors Program also has an honors house on campus which houses both male and female students. Students should consult with the director of the University Honors Program and the director of University Housing for availabilities and stipulations. The house serves as a residence and a focal point for meetings and activities with the Honors Alliance, faculty and staff in the Honors Program.
The official student voice within the program is the University Honors Alliance. Membership to the University Honors Alliance is offered to any student with a 3.25 grade point average or higher. There is an annual membership fee as well.
University Honors Program Requirements
First Year, PEAK Program (one semester):
University Honors candidates will be notified of acceptance into the University Honors Program in the spring semester. Candidates must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 and complete HON 1101 in order to qualify for the spring induction of Honors Scholars. Students are encouraged to take an honors version of general studies or other courses previously mentioned to satisfy the seven courses over four discipline requirement. All honors students must meet with the director of the University Honors Program each semester for advising.
|HON 2200||(3)||University Honors Special Topics: Interdisciplinary I|
|HON 3300||(3)||University Honors Special Topics: Interdisciplinary II|
|HON 4400||(3)||University Honors Capstone Seminar|
Honors Versions of General Studies courses
|ENG 1103||(3)||Honors English Composition I|
|ENG 1104||(3)||Honors English Composition II|
|ENG 2207||(3)||Honors World Literature before 1660|
|ENG 2208||(3)||Honors World Literature after 1660|
|HIS 1103||(3)||Honors History of Western Civilization I|
|HIS 1104||(3)||Honors History of Western Civilization II|
|HIS 1113||(3)||Honors U.S. History to 1877|
|HIS 1114||(3)||Honors U.S. History since 1877|
|PSY 2201||(3)||Honors General Psychology|
|POL 2240||(3)||Honors American National Government|
|COM 2243||(3)||Honors Fundamentals of Speech or Fundamentals of Speech|
Honors credit in mathematics will be granted for MTH 1125 (Calculus) and higher.
University Honors Program Courses (HON)
Please see the course descriptions section of this catalog for descriptions of University Honors Program Courses (HON).
|IDS 1101||(3)||Global Challenges|
|IDS 2201||(3)||Applications in Public Service|
|IDS 4495||(3)||Capstone Internship in Public Service and Civic Engagement|
After completion of IDS 2201, students will select an additional 9 hours in a content area of focus and take advisor approved electives in Context, Public Issues, and Skills and Tools. See advisor in Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement in Eldridge Hall 122 for approved courses.
Troy University’s English as a Second Language program offers intensive English language instruction for non-native speakers. This program addresses the needs of students who plan to pursue further university study in the United States or who wish to sharpen their language skills for personal or professional reasons. In addition to improving listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities, ESL classes also increase students' understanding of American culture and university life. Level I - V courses are offered for institutional credit; up to six credits of level VI courses can be used to fulfill the free elective course requirement towards an undergraduate degree, pending evidence of proficiency. For further information contact the Director of the English as a Second Language Program on the Troy Campus.
The ESL program is available on the Troy Campus. For more information, see the Academic Regulations section of this catalog. For information about the terms of instruction, contact the Center for International Programs at (334) 670-3335.
English as a Second Language (ESL) courses are described in the course descriptions chapter of this catalog.
Portfolio Development (2)
This is a course in the preparation of an educational portfolio, a formal file or folder of information complied by students on learning acquired through specific past experiences and accomplishments. Students are required to prepare a portfolio under the guidance of the instructor. The course is required of all students prior to submission of a portfolio to the university for evaluation for experiential credit.
|Experiential Learning Assessment (ELA) Credit|
Experiential learning assessment (ELA) is a process used by Troy University to evaluate prior college-equivalent learning attained by students outside the classroom and not transferable through any of the standard methods of accepting non-traditional credit. Each student prepares a portfolio that is a carefully organized folder documenting learning outcomes (not learning activities) for the purpose of earning credit for a specific college course or courses. The procedure for students interested in requesting assessment of prior experiential learning is as follows:
NOTE: No more than 25 percent of the degree may be earned by using experiential learning assessment credit or portfolio-based credit. Academic credit earned through experiential learning will not count toward the University’s residency requirement.
BACHELORS OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (120 HOURS)
Military electives may be taken from credit earned through the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations, Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), or military credit from regionally accredited institutions. For additional information regarding the military science leadership minor, please consult the index of this catalog.
Students who are interested in preparing for careers in the professions will find many such opportunities at Troy University. Considered among the best available, Troy’s pre-professional programs feature small classes, special academic advisers, free tutors, exceptional laboratory facilities and an outstanding and well qualified faculty.
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