Honors courses at Rogers State University are specifically designed to challenge students, as well as provide a supportive learning environment for this community of scholars. The honors courses are designed to integrate curriculum, develop and integrate learning communities, and assist in the integration and oversight of service-learning opportunities.
Every student is required to take one Honors Seminar each year. Additionally, Honors students are required to take Honors sections of specified general education courses unless academic credit for these courses was completed prior to enrolling in the Honors Program. Every student must take at least 30 hours of Honors General Education courses. Honors students are required to take HONS 1213–Honors Literature and Rhetoric I in place of ENGL 1113–Composition I and HONS 1313–Literature and Rhetoric II in place of ENGL 1213–Composition II in their chosen degree plan of study.
The Honors Program scholarship package fully covers tuition, fees, books, designated on–campus housing, and meal plan. Scholarships and awards from other sources may affect the total package.Students who select other housing or meal plan options will be fiscally responsible for any difference in cost from pre–determined program options.
In order to remain in the Honors Program, students must be enrolled full–time, taking 12 hours or more and maintain a 3.25 overall grade point average for each semester. If a student at the end of any regular semester has a cumulative GPA of less than 3.25, that student will be placed on academic probation. The student will remain on academic probation until his/her GPA hasrisen above3.25. If while on academic probation, the student has a semester GPA that is below 3.25, that will be considered grounds for termination from the Honors Program.
In addition to those who fail to meet the minimum retention requirements, students may be withdrawn or dismissed from the Honors Program for the reasons stated in the Student Code, failure to successfully complete the required number of hours in honors classes, or failure to successfully complete the cohort honors colloquia.
Honors students are expected to participate in intellectual, cultural, and social extracurricular activities and Honors Program meetings as directed by the Honors Council. Lack of participation will be considered justification for probation or dismissal from the Honors Program.
Students are required to engage in at least 20 hours of service per year with government agencies,social service agencies, or non–commercial entities. This “service learning” component allows students to enrich their educational experiencesvia interaction with organizations that serve local, regional, national, or international communities. Service learning projects will be “real world” work that directly relates to the students’ areas of academic or professional interests. All projects will be approved in advance by the Director of the Honors Program.
In addition to successfully completing graduation requirements for the selected baccalaureate degree, in order to graduate and qualify for recognition in the Honors Program, honors students must attain:
- Total Hours in Honors: 42
- Overall Grade Point Average: 3.25
- Grade Point Average in Honors Courses: 3.25