Announcements: What's new with the Honors Program?
Welcome back students, faculty, and staff!
The Honors Program would like to congratulate all 2013 graduates! We are proud of your accomplishments!
Social Media Connection:
The link to the UHP Facebook social media page is https://www.facebook.com/calu.honors
Honors Students Supercharge Cal U Education
The University Honors Program (UHP) provides an enhanced educational experience for some of Cal U's most talented students. Honors students work with faculty to explore scholarly, professional and artistic exercises outside the classroom and engage in community service activities that complement their studies. The benefits of the University Honors Program are many:
- Enhanced educational experience
- Challenging Honors coursework
- Honors addendum
- Thesis project
- Honors Travel
- PASSHE summer Honors scholarship
- Honors Residence Hall
- Priority registration
Spring 2014 Courses
HON 201: Topics in Quantitative Problem Solving. Dr. Craig Fox, Department of Philosophy; T & TH 2:00-3:15. This will be a course in first-order mathematical logic, with a focus on quantitative problem-solving and its application to the analysis of language. Students will also examine selected philosophically interesting results in mathematical logic and set theory from the twentieth century.
HON 340: Topics in the Arts and Humanities. Dr. M.G. Aune, Department of English; T& TH 3:30-4:45. This course will investigate and test auteur theory by looking at pairs or trios of films by directors regarded as auteurs as well as the places they chose to set their films. Students will also study film directors in the same way you would a novel's author or a painting's artist.
Autumn 2013 Newsletter
The last Newsletter published by the California University of PA Honors Program is here!
Who Gets Accepted?
Each year, Cal U reviews the applications of incoming first-year and transfer students. Those with the very highest indicators of past and future academic success are invited to apply to join the University Honors Program. Typically, students must have acquired at least a 1200 score on the SAT or a combination of 3.00 high school GPA and 1100 SAT.
What are the Course Requirements?
Honors students have the privilege of priority registration. That means they are likely to register for the classes they want, at the times they want, with the professors they want. UHP students are required to complete 24 honors credits in order to graduate from the program. Students accumulate honors credits, or HON credits, two ways:
1. Take honors courses, which are reserved for UHP students only.
2. Transform many Cal U 3-plus credit courses into honors courses through the honors addendum process.
Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and demonstrate ability in all honors courses and progress throughout the UHP curriculum.
A Scholastic, Family-Like Environment
Students have the opportunity to live in the state-of-the-art Honors Residence Hall, Smith Hall. The hall provides easy access to the UHP offices and computer labs and study rooms reserved exclusively for UHP members. Some residents find they can fully participate in the UHP community by living here because first-year students live and socialize with honors upperclassmen. But regardless of where they live, all honors students receive the program's many benefits.
Experiential, hands-on learning is an important part of Honors education at Cal U. Each year professors organize excursions, lectures, workshops and reserach projects related to our course offerings. As a result, students have visited, free of charge, organic farms, the Flight 93 Memorial, and New York City.
Summer Honors Program
Cal U honors students also have the opportunity to compete for a PASSHE summer honors program scholarship for study at a PASSHE university and abroad. Selected students participate in two weeks of study at the host institution, then study abroad for two weeks.
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