Southwestern Adventist University

Undergraduate Bulletin 2017-2018 PDF

Honors Program


Amy McHenry, Director

Aims of the Program

The mission of Southwestern Adventist University's Honors Program is to enrich educational opportunities for high-achieving students and to increase cultural appreciation.

Admission and Retention

Entering freshmen with a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.5 or an SAT composite score (critical reading and math) of at least 1050 (or a minimum ACT composite score of 24 plus) are invited to apply for admisison to the Honors Program. Currently enrolled SWAU students and transfer students with a GPA of at least 3.4 on all their college courses may apply for admission to the Honors Program. Upon acceptance into the Honors Program a student will be designated an Honors Student. In order to remain in the Honors Program as an Honors Student, a student must maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.4.

Requirements and Procedures

In order to earn the designation Honors Graduate upon completing a bachelor's degree, an Honors Student must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. File an application form with the Honors Committee.
  2. Complete 9 hours from the following:  HNRS 104, HNRS 204 or 206, HNRS 275, HNRS 375, HNRS 404.
  3. Complete 6 hours of HNRS 200 and HNRS 300.
  4. Complete 4 hours of HNRS 400 and HNRS 401.
  5. The Honors Committee will vote the student an Honors Graduate upon satisfactory completion of all requirements.

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