News and Announcements
FOR INCOMING UNIVERSITY HONORS PROGRAM STUDENTS
Fall Schedule and Advising
You will receive your 2013 fall schedule from your Advisor during the second day of your Orientation session. The University Honors Program First Year Advisor will meet with you during the required Orientations in the summer and will work with you to define your schedule and guide you through your first year. The University Honors Program First Year Advisor’s office is currently located in the Prince Building, Room 213, and phone number is currently (843) 349-6528.
University Housing will contact you in the summer with your exact dorm location. First Year Honors students are required to live in Honors housing and will be assigned to live in one of the “Woods” Communities on campus. Only students who will be living with family are exempted. Honors housing provides the opportunity to live in an academic environment that supports the emotional, social and personal growth of our Honors students. All living quarters are quad units giving each student their own private bedroom. A common area for everyone to share includes a kitchen, living room, bath and storage. Honors housing affords students the opportunity to interact both socially and academically encompassed in a quiet, tranquil setting, yet within close distance of all campus activities. Housing Resident Advisors and Resident Directors are veterans and provide informal mentoring and assistance.
University Honors Program students are required to demonstrate regular progress toward the successful completion of a minimum of 24 credits of honors course work. Required University Honors Program courses include, the “Introductory Seminar” HONR 101 (students entering with twelve or more transferable credits are exempted), 3 credits of University Honors Program 300-level course work, the “Research Seminar” HONR 498 or its equivalent, and “Thesis Writing” HONR 499 or its equivalent.
Only honors classes for which students receive a B or better count toward the completion of the University Honors Program’s 24-credit honors course requirement.
To remain in good academic standing within the University Honors Program, students must maintain the following minimum cumulative GPA: a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA until reaching 30 credit hours, thereafter a 3.33 cumulative GPA until reaching 60 credit hours, and finally a 3.50 cumulative GPA until graduation.
The academic colleges offer honors sections of the foundation and core courses required of most majors. The University Honors Program First Year Advisor assists first year students in selecting and scheduling an appropriate honors curriculum.
Honors students may also use the “Honors by Special Arrangement” process to turn a regular course section into an honors section. This process is usually reserved for up-to nine credits of upper-level course work within the students’ majors. Additional arrangements are granted for senior thesis work conducted within students’ majors rather than directly in the University Honors Program.
Honors students are provided a laptop computer for their use while they remain in the University Honors Program. If you choose to receive a computer, you are responsible for returning the computer upon graduation or otherwise leaving the University Honors Program. Machines come loaded with Microsoft software and maintenance needs are taken care of in the Prince 204 Computer Center. Students are responsible for any expenses associated with damage above ordinary wear and tear. You will also receive your laptop during Welcome Week. We will notify you of dates and times.
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- Contact Us
- Agatha O'Brien Gayes (First Year Advisor)
- Michael Ruse (Interim Program Director)
- Debbie Hamm (Program Assistant)
- Keira Williams (Lecturer)
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