Honors

Director: Dr. Anna Moreland, Ph.D.
Office Location: 111 Garey Hall
Telephone: 610-519-4650
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Admission to the University Honors Program is by invitation or by application to the Director. Members of the Program are expected to take Honors courses at least every third semester, and to maintain high academic standards (at least a 3.33 overall GPA). Individual Honors courses are open to all Villanova students who have at least a 3.0 overall GPA or will bring a special expertise to the course, contingent upon class size limitations. 

DEGREE (30 credits)

The Honors Degree, Thesis Track (10 Honors courses)

Requirements:

At least 3 upper level Honors courses, which will include a six-credit HON 6000 and HON 6002 senior thesis; minimum 3.33 GPA. 

Required Courses:

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Title
Three Upper-Level Honors Courses  +
9
Seven additional Honors courses  +
21

The Honors Degree, Oral Examination Track (10 Honors courses)

Requirements:

An Oral Comprehensive Examination in the senior year integrates three upper-level Honors courses in a primary major or area of academic interest; minimum 3.33 GPA. 

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Title
Three Upper-Level Honors Courses  +
9
Seven Honors Courses  +
21

Honors Minor (5 Honors courses)

Requirements:

Five courses in Honors, at least two of which must be upper level; minimum 3.33 GPA. The Honors Program also offers upper-level seminars which fulfill degree requirements in specific academic disciplines. All courses are small seminars and have in common active class participation, and intensive writing requirements.   

 

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Title
Two Upper-Level Honors Courses  +
6
Three Additional Honors Courses  +
9

Honors Politics, Philosophy, & Economics Minor (18 credits)

An interdisciplinary minor offered through the Honors Program focusing on the intersection of the disciplines of politics, philosophy and economics. Students may only contract one non-Honors course to complete the minor requirements.  Excluding the 3 Honors Cohort classes, which must be taken at Villanova, students may fulfill two of any other requirements by taking the equivalent course in an Honors-approved student abroad experience.  Students pursuing a PPE minor in Honors may contract only 1 course in total to fulfill the requirements. Students only receive 1 Minor from Honors. If students are pursing the Honors Degree, the PPE Minor would be considered a “track” within their Honors Degree.

Requirements:

To achieve the Honors PPE minor, students must take 6 courses from among the following requirements (minimum 3.33 GPA and active status in Honors required).

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Title
3 Honors Cohort Classes  +
9
Honors Economics  +
3
Honors Upper-Level Elective  +
3

Honors Medical Humanities Minor (15 credits)

An interdisciplinary minor offered through the University Honors Program focusing on the intersection of the humanities, medical care, medical ethics, and an holistic approach to medicine.  Students pursuing this minor may contract only one course to fulfill the requirements. Students pursuing a Medical Humanities minor in Honors may contract only 1 course in total to fulfill the requirements. Students only receive 1 Minor from Honors. If students are pursing the Honors Degree, the Medical Humanities Minor would be considered a “track” within their Honors Degree.

Requirements:

To achieve the Honors Medical Humanities Minors students must take 5 courses from among the following requirements (minimum 3.33 GPA and active status in Honors required).

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Disclaimer:
The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2020. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog. 

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