THE W.E.B. Du BOIS HONORS COLLEGE
*WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE BEST*
The mission of the W.E.B. Du Bois Honors College is to foster the intellectual development of students by encouraging creativity, analytical thinking and critical inquiry, while promoting intellectual independence and nurturing academic growth.
To create a unit within the University specially designed to give a more personal, more extensive and intensive preparation to high achieving students who have demonstrated potential through ACT/SAT scores and academic performance in high school.
To offer high achieving students the opportunity to benefit from an enriched education that will lead to their being productive citizens, outstanding leaders and role models for their community, the nation, and the world.
To expand cultural awareness through educational experiences by providing opportunities to attend and participate in historical and cultural events.
Completion of College Prep classes
Strong B average in high school work
Minimum ACT score of 21 or SAT equivalent
Freshman or Sophomore standing
In addition to regular classes, Honors students take Honors sections of several General Education courses required by the University for all students. Most of these classes are offered during the students’ freshman and sophomore years. Each student’s program is individually planned carefully by the Associate Dean of the Honors College in conjunction with the individual students.
Honors recognition, prestige
The Honors College has a 100% record of admission to graduate and professional school and the job market.
Preparation to work in a diverse and multi-cultural society
Recognition on academic transcript of Honors class taken
Participation in Honors Week which celebrates, and recognizes, the academic achievements of students and culminates in the Honors Convocation at the University.
This activity is funded in part by Title III.