The Honors Curriculum

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 at least 6 hours of Honors course-work 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 at least 6 hours of Honors course-work 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.