Tenth Annual General Honors Informational Reception to Take Place

The General Honors Committee and the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs will be sponsoring an informational reception at 4:45 p.m., Oct. 6, in the Violette Hall Commons for students interested in pursuing General Honors.

In addition to the General Honors program, information will be available on competitive scholarships, such as Goldwater and Rhodes scholarships. Refreshments will be served.

Truman State University’s General Honors Program is not the typical honors program. With Truman’s outstanding student body, highly-qualified faculty and staff, small class sizes, interdisciplinary seminars, and Residential College Program, all students receive benefits that many universities would only offer to honor students.

All Truman State University students are eligible to pursue General Honors by taking and completing five approved courses, with at least one from each of the four areas of mathematics, natural science, social science, and humanities, and maintaining a GPA of at least 3.5 in those five courses and a 3.5 overall GPA.  The approved courses have been chosen by the faculty of the respective disciplines as being classes whose successful completion by a non-major is especially noteworthy. 

Students who complete a single undergraduate major may not satisfy the General Honors requirements with any course in their major field, but this requirement is waived for double majors. Upon completion of these requirements, the successful honors candidates are recognized in a special medal ceremony sponsored by the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Northeast Missouri.

For more information contact the chair of the General Honors Committee, Patricia Burton, at 785.7427 or the Vice President for Academic Affairs’ office at 785.4109.
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