Honors Program


The Baptist College of Health Sciences Honors Program lays the foundation for a higher learning path, driven by intense collaboration between a student and our faculty. It’s a path built together and designed specifically for those students who seek distinctive learning opportunities and an experience that enriches every part of your tenure at Baptist College. An Honors student at Baptist College will experience enriched academic, social, and community service opportunities that will help you develop into an outstanding leader. 

A Baptist College honors student possesses a distinct drive and commitment. This student enjoys intellectual involvement, lifelong learning and cultivates a close academic interaction with faculty, peers and the community. An honors student pursues opportunities to strengthen critical thinking, writing and research skills. We believe a Baptist College honors student views the larger community as a classroom and has a strong sense of purpose.

Baptist College honors students receive unique opportunities to enhance their work and studies:

  • More research opportunities
  • Leadership development
  • Preparation for post-graduate studies
  • Honors designation at graduation
  • Opportunities for community service
  • Private tours/access to Baptist Hospital tours
  • Social events
  • Priority registration for classes
  • Eligible for 3-year accelerated plan in select majors
  • Eligible for guaranteed professional program placement for first-time-freshmen in the Nursing program.


The Baptist College Honors Program considers freshmen scholarship recipients and freshmen who meet the following criteria:
  • ACT score of 25 or higher
  • High School GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Must meet both criteria


The Baptist College Honors Program considers transfer scholarship recipients and transfer students who meet the following criteria:

  • Classified as a student with 1 to 29 credit hours earned with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Membership in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (optional)


The Baptist College Honors Program considers current Baptist College freshmen who meet the following criteria:
  • 12-29 credit hours earned with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.


The Honors Program is not applicable in completion programs, Pre-Health Studies, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography.