Program Requirements

Eligibility for the Commonwealth Honors Program (CHP):

  1. Current students with a minimum 3.2 GPA and 12 or more college level credits
  2. New students with high school B+ average and score of 6 on the Writing and 90 or better on the Reading College Placement Test.

CHP Graduation Requirements:

  1. Minimum 3.2 GPA
  2. Complete a minimum of three honors courses: two from the 200 level seminars, at least one must be team taught, and one can be from the 100 level honors courses. Three is the minimum requirement, but students are encouraged to take as many honors seminars/courses as their schedules allow to maximize their honors experience and improve transfer options. 
  3. participation in the Annual Honors Conference each year in April

200 Level Team Taught Honors Seminars:

HUM/HST 290 World Cultures

HUM/HST 291 Latin American Cultures

HUM/PSY 292 Asian Cultures 

200 Level Honors Seminars:

SOC 294 Globalization

SOC 293 Poverty, Wealth, and Capitalism

HST 295 Middle East

Honors Courses:

ECO 140 Principles of Macroeconomics

ETH 101 Ethics and Society

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

ENG 101 English Comp 1 Honors

ENG 102 English Comp 2 Honors


Honors Option Contract Eligibility:
Completion of two honors seminars/courses, minimum 3.2 GPA. 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.

For more information, contact the Commonwealth Honors Office at 781-280-3553 or

Last Modified: 10/12/18