Honors College

Honors College Membership Requirements

Honors students must maintain satisfactory progress in the required curriculum to remain in the Honors College. Scholarship recipients must meet any additional requirements of their specific award. To remain in good standing with the Honors College, honors students must maintain satisfactory progress in the required curriculum and must maintain an institutional GPA of 3.50 or higher after their first year. Scholarships that depend on GPA will not be reinstated after probation.

In order to maintain membership in the Honors College, students must also be a good citizen of the College and University. This is defined as:

  1. Adhering to all standards of student conduct as laid out in The Lowdown student handbook, and to the adjudication process described therein.
  2. Abiding by the Bethel Use Agreement signed upon entering the Honors College.
  3. Refraining from criminal and other destructive actions that could reflect badly on the Honors College.

By the junior year, each Honors student will identify a suitable faculty mentor and design an Honors Senior Project. The project represents a scholarly effort appropriate to the student, including a significant component of investigation and written presentation. The Honors Senior Project will total 6 credit hours. Graduating Honors seniors will present their Honors senior project at a defense before their committee in a professional format suitable for the project and discipline (e.g., an exhibition, research presentation or poster, or performance). The senior project will be evaluated and graded by a committee of three faculty members, and chaired by the honors project mentor. The senior project also must be approved by the Dean of the Honors College in order to graduate with an Honors designation.