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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Tier one
Honor Scholars are chosen based on review of the honors application and high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores. Transfer students and currently-enrolled JBU students may also apply. Students may choose from approximately twenty honors course options. The majority of honors classes fulfill JBU's core requirements.


Promote to second tier
Honor students which complete nine lower-division hours (three classes) and maintain an overall 3.5 GPA or 3.75 in honors classes may promote to the second tier after their sophomore year or fourth semester. Once students have promoted, they complete a total of 21 honors hours to graduate with honors.


Completion of the program is highlighted at an Honors Convocation in which honor students are awarded honor stoles and at graduation by the presentation of a special Honors Degree diploma. Presidential honor students must complete 21 hours of honors courses, including a senior thesis (capstone) project in their major or minor. Students who graduate with University Honors, must complete 21 hours of honors courses but are not required to complete a senior thesis (capstone) project. All honor students must maintain a 3.5 (or 3.75 honors) GPA to graduate from the program.

Honors courses are designated on the transcript.



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