January 21, 2009 : Jennifer Gelar
Do you seek to be academically challenged? If you are hard-working, self-motivated and are curious in exploring topics in depth, Liberty’s Honors Program may benefit you.
Do you appreciate strong interactions with your instructors and fellow students? Honors seminars are designed to do just this. Unlike regular classes they are smaller in size with an average 17:1 student to professor ratio.
Honors students take two seminars every semester until they reach junior status. These are classes in the 100/200 level. Juniors and seniors petition 9 semester hours from 300/400 course levels for independent study projects. This is when students choose a course from their major and delve into a topic that interests them. Normally, students only do one independent study project a semester.
Seniors in their last semester of study must complete a Senior Honors Thesis in order to graduate from the Honors Program. Completion of the Honors Thesis is particularly beneficial for those who plan to do graduate work in the future.
If you have an SAT score of at least 1270 or ACT score of at least 29 as well as an unweighted high school GPA of 3.50, you may qualify to apply for the Honors Program. If you are a college student you may also qualify if you apply no later than the Spring Semester of your Freshman year.
The application procedure includes three reference letters from high school teachers or college professors, a five-paged paper on “What I Hope to Gain from an Honors Program Education in Liberty University,”, submission of official transcripts and completion of Honors Vita and Honors application forms.
Students in the Honors Program receive annual scholarships of $3,750. To keep your scholarship, you need to maintain a GPA of 3.50 every school year.
More information is available in the Honors Program website, http://www.liberty.edu/academics/honors.
To reach the Honors Program secretary contact 434-592-3304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.