Honors Program

HONORING YOUR ASPIRATIONS

The Baptist College 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 a rigorous academic experience. But for those students seeking more, it is the path designed for you.

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 Program 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

• Participation in local and national honors conferences

GUIDELINES - FRESHMEN

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

• A minimum ACT score of 24 or the equivalent on other standardized tests

• 3.75 high school grade point average (GPA)

• Subject to interview with Honors Program selection committee

Once admitted, Honors Program students complete the “Welcome to Honors” course and at least five more honors courses for a total of 15 credit hours. All Honors Program students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0.

GUIDELINES - TRANSFER

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

• 3.2 or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA)

• Subject to interview with Honors Program selection committee

Once admitted, Honors Program students complete the “Welcome to Honors” course and at least five more honors courses for a total of 15 credit hours. All Honors Program students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0.