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A Path to Excellence

The Honors College has an exciting curriculum that prepares all of our graduates to be the next generation of leaders.

Meticulously designed, the Honors curriculum includes…
  • Introductory courses with research preparation applicable to all disciplines
  • Case studies on key global issues of our time
  • Advanced work in both oral and written communication in English as well as a second language
It focuses on…
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Oral and written presentation skills, including proficiency in a second spoken language
  • Information literacy and library research
  • Scientific literacy
  • Quantitative and symbolic reasoning
  • Cultural competency
  • Integration of knowledge through the Honors thesis or creative project
The Honors curriculum leads to…
  • An Honors College Certificate
  • An Honors notation on your WSU transcript
and is celebrated at…
  • Special Honors’ ceremonies held on the Friday’s preceding fall and spring WSU commencements

Completing the Honors College requirements provides the passport to a world of great options.

I’ve enjoyed all of the Honors courses I’ve taken. They’ve given me a chance to ‘dip my toe’ into areas that I wouldn’t have otherwise experienced given my major in neuroscience. For example, the German film class. Where else would a neuroscience major have had a chance to take a class in a foreign culture?

I also enjoyed the interdisciplinary course on Iceland that emphasized scientific aspects of that nation as well as humanities-related topics. It was neat to have a class that combined these two elements.

—Jordan Harris
senior neuroscience major and
Honors College student