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Honors Program

Challenge yourself academically. Become part of our General Education Honors Program.

Wor-Wic's general education honors program provides qualified students with an opportunity to challenge their academic potential through enriched learning experiences. The program features small classes (maximum of 15 students) characterized by extensive interaction between faculty and students and an emphasis on collaboration and inquiry. The honors program encourages analytical and creative thinking through the writing of long and short essays and the reading of original works of significant writers and thinkers from classical through contemporary times. The honors program prepares students to transfer and excel academically at a four-year college. A selection of honors courses representing various academic departments are offered each year.

Entrance Criteria

To accommodate students with diverse backgrounds and needs, the honors program offers a range of entrance criteria. Students may enter the honors program or take an honors course if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Possess a combined reading and mathematics SAT score of at least 1,100;
  • Possess a composite ACT score of at least 24;
  • Hold a high school diploma with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher (unweighted for certificate of merit courses);
  • Maintain a grade point average of at least 3.50 over nine credit hours at Wor-Wic or from a transfer institution;
  • Possess acceptable placement assessment scores at Wor-Wic; or
  • Are recommended by a faculty member.

Honors Designation

In order to receive designation as an honors program graduate at commencement exercises, a student must:

  1. Complete 12 credits of honors courses with grades of “B” or better, including one 200-level course, from at least two disciplines:
    • arts/humanities (specifically ART 101H/HR, COM 101H/HR, ENG 151H/HR or ENG 200H);
    • math/science (specifically GEO 101H/HR, IDS 200H, or MTH 152H/HR); and/or
    • social/behavioral science (specifically HIS 151H/HR or SOC 101H/HR).
  2. Receive an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 in all honors courses; and
  3. Maintain an overall grade point average of at least 3.25 while enrolled at Wor-Wic.


Honors courses are offered each fall and spring semester on the following schedule:

ENG 200HCritical Thinking and Writing
GEO 101H/HREarth and Space Science
MTH 152H/HRElementary Statistics
SOC 101H/HRIntroduction to Sociology
COM 101H/HRIntroduction to Public Speaking
ART 101H/HRIntroduction to Art History
ENG 151H/HRFundamentals of English II
HIS 151H/HRWorld Civilizations II
IDS 200HScientific Thought and Data Analysis