The Eastern Honors Program offers exceptionally capable students the challenge and opportunity to enhance their academic talents and careers. Through its curriculum of enriched studies, the Honors Program emphasizes four goals: to recognize excellence in scholarship, to reward distinguished achievement, to direct intellectual curiosity toward continued accomplishment, and to equip students with the tools to succeed in honors programs at receiving institutions.
Successful completion of the Eastern Honors Program entitles graduates to have their diplomas so noted by the designation “Honors Program Graduate”. This designation will also be noted on the official student transcripts. All Honors students are expected to earn and maintain active membership in Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges.
Students who are identified as high school seniors, enrolling in Eastern in the fall semester.
Students may be accepted in the Honors Program if they fulfill at least two of the following requirements; however, the ACT composite score must be one of those two criteria. Honors students must interview with the Honors Program Director.
Students who are identified after they are enrolled and attending college classes.
Students may be accepted into the Honors Program after they have been attending college classes if they fulfill the following requirements and interview with the Honors Program Director.
Honors Program students must complete 12 hours of Honors course work, maintain a 3.5 overall grade point average with 3.0 grade point average in Honors classes and demonstrate writing proficiency to graduate with Honors.
Honors “Blue” must complete 8 hours of Honors course work, maintain a 3.5 G.P.A. with a 3.0 G.P.A. in Honors classes and demonstrate writing proficiency to graduate with Honors.
A minimum of 12 Honors credits are required for incoming college freshmen, Honors “Gold.” A minimum of 8 Honors credits are required for students identified after they have been taking classes on campus, Honors “Blue.”
Honors students are required to take three (two for Honors “Blue”) Honors seminars.
HNRS 1221/2221 – Honors Seminar (a one hour seminar which is offered each semester)
All Honor students are required to successfully complete six hours of Honors Humanities which will fulfill the Humanities requirement for all majors.
Honors “Gold” students will complete one other Honors course from the general education curriculum.
Jason Miller, Honors Program Director