Honors Program

Immaculata Honors Program

Life Examined. Life Experienced.

If you are seeking a personal, intellectual, 社交挑战和你résumé上的一个显著特征, the IU Honors Program will enhance both your undergraduate experience and your post-graduation prospects.

Why Join the IU Honors Program?

  • Experience a selection of unique classes and seminars that dive deeper into engaging topics in a small-section, multidisciplinary setting
  • 参与社区的联合课程和服务学习活动和项目
  • Develop friendships and working relationships with students and faculty from a wide range of majors and disciplines
  • 每学期优先报名
  • Honors advising, including additional references/recommendations for internships and graduate school applications
  • 荣誉委员会在春季荣誉会议上颁发的成就证书
  • 学生成绩单上注明的荣誉课程和荣誉项目完成情况
  • 毕业典礼课程对完成荣誉课程的高年级学生的认可


My time as an honors student allowed me to branch out into other disciplines and become a well-rounded student. My classes allowed me to explore topics I would not otherwise have been able to and exposed me to many new ideas. If you enjoy learning, you will have a great time being a part of the IU honors community!

Emma Bischoff '21

作为一名刚进入我的本科阶段就打算上法学院的学生, I knew that I needed to find a school that would teach me how to think critically and research effectively. The Honors Program has provided me with opportunities to utilize research strategies that I am learning in the classroom to investigate topics that genuinely interest me. I feel prepared for law school.

Caitlin Paterson ’20

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The Immaculata University Honors Program embodies and promotes the highest ideals of an Immaculata education. 受到IHM的魅力和大学使命的启发, 荣誉课程提供了一个充满活力的教育,专注于“生命被检验”的主题, Life Experienced.“以文科的传统为基础, the Honors Program cultivates examination of the experience of personhood and community; develops creative, independent, critical, and responsive thinking; nurtures leadership and service for the common good; fosters cross-cultural dialogue and awareness; and facilitates a community dedicated to multi-disciplinary scholarship. The Honors Program pursues these goals within the context of a learning community marked by peer support and vibrant social interaction.

Honors Program Outcomes


  • Demonstrate an understanding of key texts and ideas within the Liberal Arts tradition that illuminate personhood and community in the following disciplines: History, Literature. 哲学、神学和社会科学
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify, clarify, and resolve intellectual, ethical, and social problems
  • 使用多学科方法设计和开展高质量的研究
  • 通过口头、视觉、数字和书面形式进行有效沟通
  • 在实现共同目标的过程中与他人有效合作
  • 能够理解本地社区和全球社区之间的相互依赖关系


First-time freshmen: Invitations to the honors program are extended to high school students who meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • SAT score of 1160 or better;
  • High School GPA of 3.50 or equivalent
  • Top 20% of high school class

高中GPA略低于3的学生.5 may self-nominate and apply to the Honors Program Committee for acceptance into the program.

第一学期新生和第二学期新生: 第一学期新生,第二学期新生who have achieved a 3.累计绩点5分的学生也将被邀请进入该项目. Students who wish to enroll in the honors program but whose cumulative GPA falls slightly under a 3.5 may self-nominate and make formal application to the Honors Program Committee for acceptance into the program.

Transfer Students: Invitations are extended to freshman and sophomore-level transfer students who have completed 24 credits with a GPA of 3.50. Students who have completed fewer than 24 college credits must meet the same criteria as first-time freshman applicants. Honors courses completed at other institution (with at least a B average) will be accepted for credit in the Immaculata Honors Program.

转学生(进入国际大学并获得较高学分): Students who transfer into Immaculata in their junior year and who have little chance of completing the formal honors program will be invited into the Honors Congress, an affiliate honors program. 在荣誉大会的成员资格,使学生获得所有的荣誉课程, programs, 课外和课外活动, 和优先注册类.



  • FYE 110:荣誉第一年经验(3cr.)
  • ENG 117: Honors Composition (3 cr.)
  • ENG 299: Advanced Composition (3 cr.)*
  • HON 401: Honors Colloquium (3 cr.)**


*额外的荣誉选修课可替代ENG 299, 由荣誉项目主任酌情决定

**HON 401 requires completion of a guided research project and presentation of that research at a subsequent public academic forum (usually the SEPCHE Honors Conference). In the event a student is unable to complete HON 401 in the fall of their third or fourth years, 该要求可由HON 400满足, 与指导教师合作完成的独立研究项目. HON 401的研究报告要求也适用于HON 400.

***In exceptional circumstances, a Student Generated Honors Option (SGHO) may allow a students to engage in guided research within a core course or a course required by their major. Coordinated with the support of the course instructor and approved by the Honors Subcommittee, the SGHO allows students to pursue more in-depth study within the framework of a larger course. 寻求通过SGHO完成荣誉课程要求的学生是必需的, 在参加SGHO课程之前的一个学期, to consult with the course instructor and develop an abstract/proposal for the guided research (contact the Honors Program Director for details). The SGHO Abstract must be submitted for review and decision to the Honors Program Subcommittee at least four weeks prior to the semester in question. 此选项仅适用于初级/高级荣誉课程的学生, 每个荣誉项目的学生只能完成一个SGHO.

The following table provides a suggested sequence for how to complete the program in a three-year sequence. However, individual scheduling needs and course offerings will at times vary the sequence. It is possible to complete the program in three years or extend completion into a fourth year.

  • First Year (9 Credits)
    • Fall: ENG 117, FYE 110
    • Spring: ENG 299 or HON elective
  • Second Year (6 credits)
    • Fall: HON elective
    • Spring: ENG 299 or HON elective
  • Third Year (3 credits)
    • Fall: HON 401


Fourth year honors courses: Many students will complete the honors program by the end of junior year; therefore, 第四年有充足的时间完成校外学习项目, student teaching, senior seminar papers, etc. However, 如果学生在大三期间没有完成荣誉课程, 他们可以在大四继续他们的荣誉课程

Honors Congress

参加荣誉大会的要求:累计获得.5 GPA,并向荣誉项目小组委员会提交正式申请.

Formal Induction

Formal induction into the Honors Program and Honors Congress will occur during Immaculata’s annual CUS Honors Programs.


Students in the Honors Program and members of Honors Congress are required to maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA.

如果有需要,学生可以自由退出荣誉课程. 如果学生的平均绩点低于3分,就会被留校察看.5. Probation will be lifted on a case-by-case basis by the dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies in conjunction with the Honors Program Committee. 在成绩单上获得荣誉课程完成的认可, 优等生毕业时的累计平均绩点必须达到3.5 or greater; if a student falls below that GPA but has earned a GPA of 3.荣誉课程5分或以上, 荣誉计划委员会可根据具体情况批准例外情况.

Recent Honors Courses

课程描述可以在课程名称后面列出的院系中找到. 课程会定期更改或增加.


  • CCS 335 HON: Global Studies
  • COM 211 HON: Media and Love
  • COM 338 HON:政治沟通
  • ECO 313 HON:经济大辩论
  • EDU 291 HON: Schools and Society
  • ENG 216 HON: World Literature
  • ENG 330 HON:扭曲的姐妹:Brontës
  • FNU 213 HON:当前营养学问题
  • HIST 214 HON: Refugees
  • HIST 300/PSY 300 HON:大屠杀
  • MATH 223 HON: God, Universe, & Math
  • MUS 300 HON:表演艺术中的女性
  • PHI 314 HON: Asian Thought
  • PHI 341 HON: Mythos and Logos
  • PSY 327 HON: Positive Psychology
  • SOC 360 HON: Culture and Gender
  • 332 HON:基督教信仰和经济生活
  • THE 336 HON: Faith and Culture

Completion of the Honors Program


  • Students are recognized and receive certificates of achievement at the spring honors ceremony;
  • 学生可以在春季和秋季学期优先注册;
  • 在学生成绩单上,HON被列在课程编号之前;
  • Completion of the honors program or honors congress is noted on the student’s transcript.

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