The Honors College curriculum is an integrated and flexible curriculum that emphasizes preparation and understanding of research within all fields, development of transferable skills, and global awareness. The curriculum satisfies general education requirements, so it works well with all areas of study.
- Enjoy core Honors College classes with 15-25 students and are led by faculty
- Exchange ideas with engaged classmates and top professors
- Hone your oral and written communication skills
- Build a broad base of knowledge on a variety of topics while diving deeper into your own interests
- Select from a wide variety of fascinating classes developed for the Honors College by the faculty who lead them
Integrated and flexible curriculum
- 200-level courses introduce scholarly inquiry into the humanities and arts, social sciences, mathematics, and physical and biological sciences.
- Honors 198 (Honors First Year Experience) draws on the experience of upperclassmen acting as peer facilitators.
- 300-level courses employ an interdisciplinary approach to the study of civilization, arts, and sciences.
- The Honors Thesis is based on your original faculty-mentored research; certain majors instead complete a rigorous senior capstone project
Learning Goals and Outcomes
Transferable skills that will help students be successful no matter what they do.
Critical and Creative Thinking
You will demonstrate your ability to think critically and creatively by checking assumptions in your work and in the work of others. You will learn to listen effectively and consider multiple perspectives.
You will write and speak effectively using appropriate oral, written, and visual means for each audience. You will become proficient in a second spoken language.
You will learn to use multiple databases in the WSU Libraries system and critically evaluate the information you access to complete projects, reports, and presentations.
You will develop a basic understanding of major scientific concepts that relate to important international topics.
Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning
You will apply quantitative tools to solve problems and use symbolic representations to explain and draw conclusions.
You will gain an appreciation of other cultures and value systems, and learn how your own values shape your inquiry and actions.
Integration of Knowledge
You will complete a capstone project using the appropriate methodology and theoretical framework that will include design, synthesis, and interdisciplinary research.
The Honors College Curriculum…
satisfies general education requirements, serving as an alternative to the University Common Requirement (UCORE). Since all students attending WSU satisfy general education requirements along with requirements for their specific areas of study, the Honors College curriculum works with all areas of study and is satisfied over the course of their undergraduate studies. The Honors College curriculum satisfies certain credits and requirements to graduate and, therefore, is not in addition to credits required to graduate.