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About Honors

What the Program Consists Of

JBU’s Honors Scholars Program is a community for high-achieving students who are passionate about learning and want to be offered additional curricular and co-curricular opportunities to pursue excellence both in and out of the classroom.

John Brown University's Honors Scholars Program typically draws students who are:

  • Hungry for knowledge
  • Curious  
  • Driven
  • Willing to take occasional risk
  • Not satisfied with mediocrity
  • Creative
  • Lively

Program Overview:

  • To qualify for the Honors Scholars Program, students must have a composite ACT score of 28, SAT score of 1240 or a high school GPA of 3.8 or higher.
  • To apply, student must complete and submit an HSP application before February 15, 2016.
  • To graduate from the Honors Scholars Program, students are required to take a minimum of nine lower-division hours (three classes) in their freshman and sophomore years and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better or a 3.75 in honors courses by the end of their sophomore year. Once students have promoted, they must go on to complete a total of 21 honors hours. Students may choose from approximately 20 course options. The majority of honors classes fulfill JBU's core requirements.
  • To graduate with Presidential Honors, students must complete 21 hours of honors courses, including a senior thesis (capstone) project.
  • To graduate with University Honors, students must complete 21 hours of honors courses but are not required to complete a senior thesis (capstone) project.
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