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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