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Honors Program

Mission Statement

“The Honors program at West Virginia State University (WVSU) offers enriched academic opportunities for students with high academic achievements. This program shall identify and recruit students in order to offer them academic challenges that enhance their skills and creativity. The Program will enable students to continue their pursuit of excellence.”

Upon Graduation with the Honors Program Distinction, the Student will:
  • Perform literature and original research
  • Discuss different disciplines and reflect upon the relation between these disciplines
  • Articulate the historical importance of a defined topic and its value to the community

Please use the links provided in the menu bar above to learn more about the program, the admissions process, the Honors Program curriculum, Honors advising, and much more. The Honors Program Facebook page is also a useful resource to learn about the program. 

This website is intended to provide prospective students, current honors students, faculty and staff with information and resources about the Honors Program at WVSU.

To graduate with the Honors Program designation, students must complete the following requirements:
  1. Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3
  2. Complete Honors Core Courses (HON 101, 200, 201, 301)
  3. Complete at least 9 credits of General Education Honors courses OR at least 6 credits of General Education Honors courses and at least 3 credits of course work approved for Honors by the Director of the Honors Program.
  1. Complete Honors Project or Thesis
To qualify for acceptance to the Honors Program:
  • Prospective students or first-time freshmen: 3.5 GPA, 24+ composite ACT.
  • Existing and transfer students: 12-30 credit hours with 3.5 GPA.
The Honors Program Director advises all the students participating in the Honors Program in regard to Honors Program requirements. In addition, all Honors Program students have academic advisors in their respective majors and are eligible for early registration
Smiling Honors Students at Clay Center

For more information contact
Academic Affairs Office
(304) 766-3146

Honors Program Application Form

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