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 Program 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 must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours in courses with the Honors Program designation and graduate from Polk State College with a 3.2 GPA to complete the requirements of 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,
- Engage in cultural events, service-learning projects, or professional experiences related to the discipline, and
- Apply logic and reasoning to analyze and solve discipline-specific problems.
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