Category Archives: Honors Curriculum

Choosing an Honors Program: Twenty Questions to Ask

We have noticed that many students apply to prominent public universities and then, almost as an afterthought, begin to wonder if the honors program at University A makes that school a better choice than regular admission to the higher-ranked University … Continue reading

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Surprise: Public Universities Have the Best Academic Departments

We have completed an analysis of academic departmental rankings published by U.S. News, and one result may be a surprise: of the top 56 universities with the best academic departments, 34 are public.   After the top dozen or so universities, … Continue reading

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FAQ about the Purdue University Honors College Curriculum

Editor’s Note: This FAQ explaining Purdue’s revised honors curriculum is from the Purdue Honors College site.  We are constantly touting the importance of honors curriculum, and this is a good example of a clear and concise explanation of a solid … Continue reading

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Western Kentucky Honors College: Regional Excellence, International Impact

The Honors College at Western Kentucky University came to our attention while we were doing our regular review of the number of prestigious national scholarships won by public universities, such as Truman, Goldwater and Fulbright awards.  For this and other … Continue reading

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Iowa State to Enhance Engineering Honors Curriculum

The following story is by Mike Randleman of the Iowa State Daily: mike.randleman@iowastatedaily.com, Beginning in the fall of 2013, an overhaul to the requirements for students in the College of Engineering honors program will be enacted. Current prerequisites will remain … Continue reading

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University of Iowa Revises Honors Curriculum

Editor’s Note: Our thanks to the honors staff for providing this update: The curriculum for University Honors has been revised, effective for students entering The University of Iowa Summer 2013 and after. Students who complete the new University Honors requirements … Continue reading

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Temple University Honors Program: Great Housing, Strong Curriculum

We are long overdue in writing a profile of the Temple University Honors College in Philadelphia, but what from what we have learned, we can say it is well worth writing about and considering as an honors option. The college … Continue reading

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OU Honors College Works with Student to Develop MOOC Pilot Program

Note: this excellent piece by Max Janerka, is from the Oklahoma Daily.  A great story about an honors dean collaborating with a student… Starting this coming semester, OU will be offering an experimental program of MOOCs, or Massively Open Online … Continue reading

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Miami of Ohio Approves New Pre-Med Co-Major with MCAT Focus

Although this new program is not limited to honors students, we thought it would be of interest.  The excellent piece about the program by the campus editor follows. By Allison McGillivray, Campus Editor, The Miami Student Miami University Senate approved … Continue reading

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East Tenn State University: Exemplary Honors Coordination

It is a dream of many honors deans and directors that their offices might one day be able to coordinate honors curriculum, undergraduate research, internships, and study-abroad under one roof. That day has already arrived for the Honors College at … Continue reading

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