The Polk State College Honors Program is designed for highly-motivated, talented students who wish to be challenged by an intellectually stimulating academic program of study. Honors courses are not simply regular courses with additional work; instead they provide alternative approaches to learning that are student-centered and interactive, promoting creativity and global understanding. Honors classes are small, enabling students and faculty in each class to form a close-knit learning community.
Students are welcome to take as many or as few Honors Program courses as they wish. However, students who wish to graduate from the Polk State College Honors Program must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours with the Honors designation. Beginning with the Spring 2014 graduation, students must have a 3.2 cumulative GPA to graduate from the Honors Program.
A graduate of the Polk State College Honors Program will be able to:
- Utilize primary sources to research, write and/or create original academic work,
- Interpret qualitative and/or quantitative data from a variety of sources,
- Demonstrate a deeper understanding of discipline content as a result of participating in cultural events, service-learning, or discipline-related professional experiences, and
- Demonstrate a deeper understanding of discipline content by providing theorems and/or solving real life problems.
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