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D. Berton Emerson
Director of Honors, Professor of English
dbemerson@whitworth.edu
509.777.3267

 

George F. Whitworth
Honors Program

Thriving in the world as it is.
Developing the world as it should be.

The Whitworth Honors Program challenges talented and motivated scholars to pursue excellence of mind and heart, to cultivate leadership qualities and skills, and to commit to lives of service. The honors program does more than guide scholars to navigate the world as it is; it equips them to solve problems and to develop the world as it should be.

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To graduate with Whitworth Honors, students must complete 18 credits in the following:

  • GE 126H: Introduction to Design Thinking (1 credit)
  • Four Honors courses, one from each of the Four Inquiry Groups: (3 credits each; 12 credits total)
    • Belief Inquiry Group (Core, Bib Lit, FRCI)
    • Culture Inquiry Group (Culture & Diversity, Lit & Storytelling, Historical Analysis)
    • Expression Inquiry Group (Oral Comm, Written Comm, Fine Art, World Language)
    • Science Inquiry Group (Math & Stats, Natural Science, Social Science)
  • One upper-division Honors course, or some combination of upper-division research, creative project or internship (3 credits)
  • HN 300H: The Motivated Project (1 credit)
  • HN 400H: Honors Exhibition (1 credit)

Notes:

  • Transfer students may have some of their requirements waived, based on the number of credits they bring with them.
  • The recommendation is that students complete their 12 Shared Curriculum credits prior to starting their Motivated Project, but it is not required.

Contact Information

D. Berton Emerson
Director of Honors, Professor of English
dbemerson@whitworth.edu
509.777.3267