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Offering challenge and comradery

Becoming part of the LTU College Honors Program is a good way for transfer students to begin their careers at LTU. Participation in honors classes and the program’s social activities will help you establish a set of like-minded friends.

You will be assigned an additional, dedicated academic advisor, who will help you through the transition and throughout your time at the university. 

To qualify for the Honors Program, transfer students must have a GPA of 3.25 or above and meet Honors Program curriculum requirements. Extracurricular activities and community service also are considered. If you meet these requirements, you will receive an email with an invitation to join the Honors Program shortly after you are admitted. You are advised to apply well in advance of your class registration date.

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On the academic side

As an Honors student you will enroll in honors classes designed to challenge you and excite your desire to learn. You 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 six credit hours of Honors coursework in the core curriculum and nine credit hours of Honors classes at the in 3000- and/or 4000-level in your chosen major. See table below for specifics:

6 Credit Hours of Honors Work in the Core Curriculum

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

Variable

Eligible Core Curriculum Course*

3

Variable

Eligible Core Curriculum Course*

3

9 Credit Hours of Honors Work in the Student’s Major

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

Variable

3000- or 4000-Level Major-Specific Course

3

Variable

3000- or 4000-Level Major-Specific Course

3

Variable

3000- or 4000-Level Major-Specific Course

3

* Eligible core curriculum courses include:

Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication: COM 1103LLT 1213LLT 1223SSC 2413, or SSC 2423

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science: MCS 1414MCS 1424MCS 2414MCS 2423MCS 3403, or another mathematics course appropriate for the student’s major (selected in consultation with the Director of the Honors Program)

Department of Natural Sciences: CHM 1213PHY 2413, or another science course appropriate for the student’s major (selected in consultation with the Director of the Honors Program)

On the social side

On the social side, you will be invited to join the Honors Society, giving you the opportunity to nurture your friendships 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.

Have questions? Contact Senior Admissions Counselor Erin Burklow, eburklow@ltu.edu.