The Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences. The B.A. program is designed to develop the qualities of a free and responsible citizen, one who can reason clearly, read critically and analytically, argue persuasively in speech and in writing, and contribute to society in fundamental and innovative ways. Students receive broad intellectual training in the liberal arts and sciences through our core curriculum, and also specialized training in an area of concentration. Students may pursue a traditional concentration, or major area of study, or they may design their own under the guidance of faculty.
The architecture of a traditional college curriculum, in which knowledge is broken into highly specific fields, disciplines, and departments, gives the misleading impression that human experience and human problems are neatly compartmentalized and that there is a clear division of labor, each discipline being assigned its own subset of these problems and experiences. To help convey to students that knowledge and experience are not so easily partitioned, and that many problems benefit from multiple perspectives, the Honors College Curriculum includes a unique offering of courses and team-taught seminars devoted to interdisciplinary inquiry. A list of team-taught courses we have offered is available here.
The online schedule of courses is available here.
All Honors College students are advised by Honors College faculty. During orientation, and each semester prior to advance registration, students meet one-on-one with their faculty advisor to go over their course of study, and faculty are available throughout the semester as well.