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  • Being part of the Honors Program is a good way to transition from high school to college. You become part of a really cool, close knit group. We’re like-minded. We are excited about learning.

    Kaitlyn Proffit

    Mechanical Engineering,
    May 2022

  • “Honors Program required classes are small and the professors are devoted. They are there to help you excel.”

    Erika Auner

    Biomedical Engineering,
    May 2022

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Honors college: Up the challenge and the rewards

The Honors Program gives you the opportunity to take your LTU experience to a higher level both academically and socially.

On the academic side

As a member of the Honors Program, you will have an additional dedicated advisor to guide you in your academic decisions. You, also, will have priority registration for classes, ensuring that you get the classes you want when you want them, to stay on the track you have chosen.

At graduation, you will be recognized for your work in the Honors Program and the distinction will be made a part of your diploma.

The rigors of the Honors Program mean you will take 19 credit hours of Honors coursework in the core curriculum and six credit hours of Honors classes at the in 3000- and/or 4000-level in your chosen major. See table below for specifics:

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
COM1103 College Composition 3
LLT1213 or LLT1223 World Masterpieces 1 or World Masterpieces 2 3
SSC2413 or SSC2423 Foundations of the American Experience or
Development of the American Experience
3
MCS XXXX Math Course Appropriate for the Student's Major 4
BIO/CHM/PHY XXXX Natural Sciences Course Appropriate for the Student's Major 3
Variable Elective from the Core Curriculum Honors Offerings 3
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
Variable 3000- or 4000-Level Major-Specific Course 3
Variable 3000- or 4000-Level Major-Specific Course 3

On the social side

On the social side, you will be invited to join the Honors Society, giving you the opportunity to make friends with other Honors students and develop your leadership skills as the society plans events that benefit the LTU community, like film screenings and trips to cultural sites. There will be other exclusive events as well, such as personality testing to help you find your strengths and chances to network with professionals and possible mentors.

Qualifications

To qualify for the Honors Program, incoming first-year students must have at least a 3.5 GPA in high school. After you are admitted to Lawrence Tech, you can fill out the Honors Application

The application will ask you for a 500-750 words essay addressing:

  • What curricular and extracurricular experiences have prepared you to participate in the Honors Program?
  • What personal qualities make you a strong candidate for the Honors Program?
  • What are your expectations of the Honors Program and how do you plan to support the program?

Maintaining your Honors status

You must achieve a grade of B or higher in all Honors courses. Only one grade of B- or lower can be replaced by enrolling in a subsequent Honors course in the same discipline. In addition, all Honors Program students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. In extenuating circumstances, the Director of the Honors Program may approve a limited number of curricular substitutions.

Have questions?

Contact Erin Burklow in the Office of Admissions at 248.204.3184 or eburklow@ltu.edu. You can also contact the Honors Program Director Dr. Paul Jaussen at pjaussen@ltu.edu.



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