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Program Requirements

Eligibility to Graduate with George Whitworth Honors

Students entering fall of 2016 and after

A student must complete at least 18 credits with a grade of "C" or higher within the honors program, with at least six of those credits in upper-division courses, seminars, research, etc. No more than nine honors credits can be earned within a single department.

  • HN200H – Honors Seminar I: Vocation and Excellence (1 credit)
  • HN300H – Honors Seminar II: Community Project (1 credit)
  • Category 1: Honors Core 150/250/350 (4 credits)
  • Coursework in THREE of the following categories:
  • Category 2: Honors courses or seminars - including HN200H and HN300H, above (1-3 credits)
  • Category 3: Honors internship - XX390H (1-3 credits)
  • Category 4: Honors research with faculty or creative project - XX391H/491H (1-3 credits)
  • Category 5: Honors off-campus program – XX392H (1-3 credits)

Note: Honors courses cannot be taken for P/NC, but they can be audited. An honors course that is audited does not count toward the honors requirements.

George Whitworth Scholars must graduate with at least a 3.75 cumulative GPA and must be in the top 20 percent of students in his or her major(s). Students who do not meet these requirements will still be enriched by these experiences, but will not graduate with George Whitworth honors. Honors graduates will become members of the George Whitworth Society upon graduation.

Students entering fall 2012-15

A student must complete at least 15 credits with a grade of "C" or higher within the honors program, with at least six of those credits in upper-division courses, seminars, research, etc. No more than nine honors credits can be earned within a single department. In addition, honors credits must be earned in at least FOUR of the following categories:

  • Honors courses or seminars
  • Honors research with faculty member - XX391H/491H (1-3 credits)
  • Honors internship - XX390H (1-3 credits)
  • Honors off-campus program – XX392H (1-3 credits)
  • Honors creative project - XX391H/491H (1-3 credits)
  • Honors discussion group in a Core/Worldview Studies course (4 credits)

Note: Honors courses cannot be taken for P/NC, but they can be audited. An honors course that is audited does not count toward the honors requirements.

George Whitworth Scholars must graduate with at least a 3.75 cumulative GPA and must be in the top 20 percent of students in his or her major(s). Students who do not meet these requirements will still be enriched by these experiences, but will not graduate with George Whitworth honors. Honors graduates will become members of the George Whitworth Society upon graduation.

Questions? Contact Doug Sugano, Professor of English, Director of Honors (dsugano@whitworth.edu) or Bendi Benson Schrambach, Professor of French, Assistant Director of Honors (bbschrambach@whitworth.edu).