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About the Honors Program

Called by a former president of the NCHC "one of the best honors programs in the country," Westminster's Honors program was founded in 1987 to offer an enhanced educational experience to academically talented and highly motivated students.  At the center of that experience is a core of specially designed seminars that have the following characteristics:

  • Interdisciplinary (integration of disciplines in class sessions, course design, approach to materials, and assignments)

  • Team-taught by two professors with different disciplinary backgrounds

  • Intensive, student-centered approaches to learning in discussion-based seminars

  • Emphasis on challenging primary texts

Students participating in the Honors program will develop confidence in their abilities to understand and discuss complex ideas and texts, as well as to engage in problem solving and research design; strengthen their written and oral communication skills; master an ability to work effectively in groups of diverse people; make connections between disciplines; and learn to apply new knowledge and skills in meaningful ways that will help them succeed in their professional and personal lives following college.

Memberships and Affiliations

The Honors program is an active member of: