The Honors Program was established at Limestone College in 1983 to create a challenging academic environment for gifted and special ability Day Campus students.
The minimum requirements for admission to the Honors Program as an incoming first-year student include: A score of 1100 on the SAT or 22 on the ACT, a 3.5 (unweighted on a 4.0 scale) Grade Point Average in high school, a personal essay, and two letters of recommendation (one addressing the applicant’s academic achievements, the other attesting to the applicant’s character).
A transfer student who matriculates with less than 36 hours with at least 1100 on the SAT or 22 on the ACT AND achieved at least 3.5 GPA at their previous institution may apply for the Honors Program. Transfer students in good standing in their previous institution’s Honors Program with less than 36 hours may also apply for the Honors Program.
Retention in the Honors Program is dependent upon maintaining a "B" or higher cumulative average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) in all coursework. All students successfully completing the Honors Program will receive special recognition at graduation.
Curriculum (25 credit hours total):
- ID120-420: Honors Colloquium - 1 credit hour repeated every Fall semester. (4 credit hours total)
- ID160: Academic Honors Seminar (3 credit hours)
- EN103: Honors Writing Seminar (3 credit hours)
- EN110: Advanced Public Speaking (3 credit hours)
- ID295: Special Topics in Honors (3-6 credit hours) will be taught as an interdisciplinary course. Students themselves will help suggest topics which the students themselves will help create. Students will have three opportunities to take the course.
- Honors Course(s) in Major (3-6 credit hours*) - Depending on the major, students will be required to either complete an honors course in their major or an additional 3 credit hours of ID299.
- ID425: Honors Program Capstone (3 credit hours)
- Complete five hours of volunteer hours during the sophomore, junior and senior years, which must be completed by the end of the Fall Semester Senior year.
*Note: Music Education majors will have a slightly modified honors program curriculum, and the last three credit hours in the Honors Program will be determined by the Honors Program Director.