Students with a minimum 3.2 GPA and 12 or more college level credits are eligible for
membership in the Commonwealth Honors Program. Membership in the program begins when
students enroll in honors seminars/courses. To graduate as a Commonwealth Honors Scholar, students must successfully complete a minimum of three honors courses (with an average of B or better) and participate in the annual
Honors Research Conference (April). To graduate as a Commonwealth Honors Scholar,
students must have a minimum 3.2 GPA.
While three honors classes are the minimum, we encourage students to do more than the minimum and enroll in as many honors courses as they can to make the most out of their educational experience and enhance their transfer possibilities. Two of these courses must be seminars.
Entering students with no prior college experience can also join the program if they have graduated high school with a B+ average and score 6 on the Writing and 90 or better on the Reading College Placement Test.
Specific Commonwealth Honors Scholar Graduation Requirements
1. Minimumof three honors courses are required to graduate as a Commonwealth Honors Scholar. One course must be an interdisciplinary team taught seminar denoted by the double asterisk (**) below.
Please note, students must enroll in at least two honors seminars either team or taught
by a single instructor. Students are encouraged to take additional honors courses
such as Honors ENG 101 and ENG 102.
HUM/HST 290 World Cultures** (Professors Kalivas and Mooney)
HUM/HST 291 Latin American Literature and History** (Professors Raya and McCarron)
HUM/PSY 292 Asian Literature and Social Psychology** (Professors Millin and Kamasaki)
SOC 293 Poverty, Wealth, and Capitalism (Prof. Ogburn)
SOC 294 Globalization (Prof. Ercem)
HST 295 Middle East (Prof. Kalivas)
ECO 140 Principles of Macroeconomics (Prof. Kaulfuss)
ETH 101 Ethics and Society (Prof. Brocatto)
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (Prof. Keen)
ENG 101 English Comp Honors
ENG 102 Introduction to Literature Honors
2. Honors Option Contract: to be eligible for an honors contract, students must satisfy the following criteria: completed two honors seminars, have a minimum 3.2 GPA, completed twelve college level credits, B or better in English Comp I or English Comp II. Once these criteria are satisfied, the approval of the instructor and the honors program director are required before the student can proceed with an Honors Option Contract.
3. Students must participate in the Annual Honors Poster Conference (April).
Contact the Commonwealth Honors Office
781-280-3553 or email@example.com