The Thomas N. Bantivoglio Honors Concentration
The Bantivoglio Honors Concentration is not a separate program but is integrated into the course work required by the student’s selected degree program. Honors courses are used to complete various elements in the student’s degree requirement; they are not "extra" courses and will not add to the number of courses a student takes.
Students earn a degree from a specific College/Program/Department and a designation as a Bantivoglio Honors Scholar. The student's diploma lists both. Each Honors course completed is listed on the student's transcript as an Honors course.
Participation in and completion of the Honors Concentration requires that students apply to and be accepted in the program. (See Application Process for further information.)
Students must complete at least eight (8) Honors courses to earn the Honors Concentration designation. At least four (4) courses should be Interdisciplinary as evaluated by the Honors Committee. Students are required to participate in 14 hours of service activities per semester, 14 hours of Honors of recommended activities per semester, and one extracurricular activity of their choice each semester.
Students are expected to make progress toward completing the Honors Concentration within the requirements of their degree programs in order to continue to participate in the Concentration.
For most students, this progress is indicated by completing at least two (2) Honors courses per academic year until the Concentration is completed. When students are in more restricted degree programs, the Honors Coordinator and the degree program advisors work closely with students to ensure timely completion of both the degree program and the Honors Concentration.
Students are strongly encouraged to complete as many Honors courses as they can and to enroll in any Honors course in their degree program or which fulfills a degree requirement. All students who are accepted into the Concentration must complete at least one (1) Honors course in the first semester in which they enroll.
Each student must complete eight (8) Honors courses with an GPA of at least 3.33 in order to graduate with designation as an Honors Concentration Scholar . Continuation requires the same GPA, except for freshmen, who must maintain a 3.0. Students with lower averages will be notified of their probationary status; they must attain the necessary GPAs within the time specified in order to remain in Honors.
The Honors Recommended activities will be posted in the Newsletter, which is emailed each Thursday.