Honors Program

The Honors Program allows students to take honor sections of general education courses each semester. All of these courses transfer to four-year institutions and count toward an associate degree. In honors classes, students approach learning from a different perspective taking a more active role and working in small classes on individual and group projects. Your work is different — not more difficult or time consuming.

Eligibility
  • 12 or more college hours completed with a 3.3 GPA
  • 21 composite ACT or 3.5 GPA from high school
  • 23 ACT English, math or science and a 3.5 GPA from high school
  • Permission of instructor of course and honors director
Benefits
  • Class field trips
  • Small class sizes
  • Engaged and motivated peers
  • Recognition at graduation and on your diploma/transcript
  • Use of honors study room (with computers/printer/refrigerator)
  • Sense of ownership in your classes
  • High academic achievement
  • Active learning projects
  • More lively class discussions
  • On-campus activities
  • Chances to take learning outside the classroom
  • Guest speaker in your classes
Graduation Requirements In order to qualify for the honors medallion and gold cord to wear during graduation, honors program seal on your diploma, and stamp on your transcript you must:
  • Maintain 3.3 GPA
  • Complete at least 18 hours of honors classes

In order to qualify for the gold cord to wear during graduation you must:

  • Maintain 3.3 GPA
  • Complete at least 6 hours of honors classes

Honors Classes OfferedART 1003 (Art Appreciation)
BIOL 1014 (General Biology)
ENGL 1013 (English Comp I)
ENGL 1023 (English Comp II)
HIST 1113 (World Civilizations I)
HIST 1123 (World Civilizations II)
HIST 2003 (US History I)
HIST 2013 (US History II)
MAT 1223 (College Algebra)
PHIL 1103 (Critical Thought)
PLSC 2003 (American National Government)
PSYC 2003 (General Psychology)
SPCH 1313 (Oral Communications)
SOC 2013 (Introduction to Sociology)

ContactSherri Townsend, director
S206F
(870) 391-3279
stownsend@northark.edu