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The Honors Curriculum (New 2016-2017)

Drury’s honors program is designed to provide rigorous and innovative courses to intellectually ambitious students.  Honors courses enhance the interdisciplinary character of Drury’s Engaging Our World curriculum as well as a student’s major field of study. In addition, the honors senior colloquium and research project allows students to pursue in-depth study in an area of their own design, with the support of Drury faculty. 

Requirements for the Bachelors or Masters degree with Honors - Four-Year Track

In order for a student who has been admitted the Drury University Honors Program to graduate with a bachelor’s or master’s degree with honors, the student must satisfactorily complete the following:

  • Earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.75
  • Complete 27 credits of Honors coursework with a grade point average of 3.75
  • Satisfy the Good Standing Requirement of the Honors Program
  • Complete Honors 205 First-Year Seminar
  • Complete 9 hours of Honors course-work in at least one major, six of which must be at the 300-level
  • Complete an Honors Project in at least one major
  • Present results from Honors Project or other research at an academic conference, to a community partner, in published article, or in another academic forum
  • Complete Honors 410 Portfolio – 0 credit hours

Students can apply up to 6 credit hours of transferred honors course-work.


Requirements for the Bachelors or Masters Degree with Honors - Accelerated Honors Program

For IB Diploma students and students transferring 30 or more credits to Drury University and who has been admitted the Drury University Honors Program to graduate with a bachelor’s or master’s degree with honors, the student must satisfactorily complete the following:

  • Earn a 3.75 overall GPA and in Honors coursework
  • Complete 21 credits of Honors coursework with a 3.75 GPA
  • Satisfy the Good Standing Requirement of the Honors Program
  • Complete Honors 205 First-Year Seminar – 3 credit hours
  • Complete 9 hours of Honors course-work in at least one major, six of which must be at the 300-level
  • Complete an Honors Project in at least one major
  • Present results from Honors Project or other research at an academic conference, to a community partner, in published article, or in another academic forum
  • Complete Honors 410 Portfolio – 0 credit hours

Students can apply up to 6 credit hours of transferred honors course-work.
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