The Honors Program at Western New England University
The Honors Program at Western New England University is not a major in itself, but is open to students in their respective Colleges. It is intended to give academically qualified and motivated students the opportunity to join a community and participate in challenging courses taught by some of the University’s best faculty. The Program allows students to broaden their education by taking courses in a variety of disciplines with Honors students from other majors, and by exploring topics that cross disciplinary boundaries. The Program also encourages students to take an active part in leadership activities related to Honors.
All Honors courses are designed to fit graduation requirements. The courses are often small seminars, sometimes taught by pairs of professors from different disciplines. Whatever the topic, Honors courses encourage students to develop and support their own ideas through critical reading, writing, analysis, and discussion. Students who complete six Honors courses (18 credit hours) and a senior project will be recognized with University Honors at graduation.
Students who have been admitted to Western New England University, including transfers, will be contacted by their respective Colleges regarding admission. Please see the specific College portion of the website for further details.
Honors: A Mark of Distinction
This distinction on your academic record is an ideal way to show graduate schools and potential employers that you are a person who takes the extra step to learn and to excel. You will be regarded as a motivated individual who sought and accomplished a long-term challenge, and who graduated with distinction.