Honors Program

Honors ProgramThe Honors Program at the University's College at Rindge is intended to reflect the value the University places on academic achievement. It is meant to provide students of exceptional academic ability with an opportunity to work closely with their peers and faculty members to explore a wide range of subjects in new ways and to develop skills needed to pursue independent scholarship.

A select number of freshman applicants are invited to join the Honors Program when they are offered admission to the University. Selection will be based on high school academic performance, standardized test scores, and evidence of potential for academic excellence at the College at Rindge.

Students who have completed at least one semester at Franklin Pierce with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.40 or higher will also receive invitations to join the Honors Program. Outstanding transfer students will be considered, and faculty members may nominate students for the Honors Program.

Successful completion of the Honors Program requires a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or higher and completion of six honors courses (18 or more credits), at least two of which are at the 300 or 400 level (6 or more credits). Completion of the Honors Program will be designated on the student's transcript and diploma, and students will receive a commemorative Honors Medal at graduation.

Honors courses and sections are taught by a select group of faculty and vary from year to year. Honors sections provide low teacher to student ratio, emphasize student participation and discussion, and seek to examine subjects from new or interdisciplinary perspectives. The Honors Program offers a variety of extracurricular academic and social events as well.

Want to know more?

Program Sheet ThumbnailDownload a Honors program sheet to view on screen or print, or view the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.


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