Current Honors Program Students
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The Kent State Stark Honors Program seeks to recruit a diverse student body that fosters a community of academic excellence.
As a student in the Honors Program, you will be a part of both a vibrant, active campus and an intimate community of dedicated scholars.
The program gives you the unique opportunity to meet like-minded, hardworking students and make connections through classes.
~ Louise Hovhannisyan
Honors experiences, available with any major, are designed to teach students to be excited by ideas, to love discovery and to become independent, creative and self-confident learners.
In your Honors classes, you can expect:
To graduate with Honors distinction, students must complete 24 Honors credit hours during their undergraduate years. In order to maintain good standing, at least one Honors course must be taken each academic year.
A 24 credit hour course outline might look like this:
Freshman Honors Colloquium (equivalent to two courses) plus one other course
|3 Honors courses|
|Sophomore Year||2 Honors courses|
|Junior Year||2 Honors courses|
|Senior Year||1 Honors course|
Good Academic Standing
Members of the Honors Program must maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA to remain in good academic standing with the program.
Graduation with Honors
Students who are in good standing at graduation, complete their minimum Honors requirements, and complete a senior Honors thesis/project will have their graduation distinction (university, general, or departmental honors) noted on the final academic transcripts. In addition, students receive an official thesis certificate in the mail after graduation.