Honors Program

Co-Directors: Frye, Sekar

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Honors Program, a student must meet one of the following requirements:

  1. A high school cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.80 or above or an ACT composite score of 27 or higher or equivalent SAT score of 1820;
  2. One semester of full-time enrollment or 12 hours of credit at The University of Findlay with a total cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher; or
  3. One semester of full-time enrollment and a total cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher earned from another regionally accredited institution.

Graduation Requirements

At commencement, students meeting all requirements for the Honors Program will be recognized by designation as an Honors Scholar in their chosen field of study. Students achieving this honor will wear The University of Findlay’s bachelor’s hood and will receive a certificate from the President during commencement exercises. Successful completion requires the following:

  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher;
  • Attendance at biannual meetings; one meeting per semester;
  • Completion of HNRS 195 (one semester hour);
  • Completion of HNRS 495 (four semester hours);
  • Completion of HNRS 370, HNRS 371, HNRS 372, or HNRS 373 (three semester hours);
  • Completion of nine additional hours from HNRS 370, HNRS 371, HNRS 372, HNRS 373, honors contract courses, or honors courses transferred in from another institution. Honors contract courses require approval from the instructor as well as the Honors Committee. Approved honors contract courses may be any major specific, elective, or general education course with an additional honors component. Students using honors contract courses to satisfy the elective option will receive the credit hours assigned to the regularly offered course. Students using honors contract courses must meet the minimum grade expectation as well as successfully complete the Honors Project. Additional credit hours will be not be added to courses being used as honors contract courses.
  • All courses used to satisfy Honors Scholar graduation requirements must be completed with a grade of B- or above.