University Honors Program is designed for highly motivated, academically
inquisitive students who are looking for an enriching college experience. Individuals in the Honors Program are part of an
active community of students and faculty who share a passion for learning
and a commitment to excellence in scholarship, research, and creative
students enjoy priority registration, small class size, and a stimulating
curriculum that cultivates critical thinking, independent analysis of
course material, and skill in self-expression, communication, and
critical writing. Many Honors courses are interdisciplinary,
inviting students to make connections among ideas, practices, and
approaches within and outside their primary field of interest.
Abroad and international field experience can fulfill upper-division
Honors coursework. Successful completion of the
Program results in Honors Student and Honors Scholar
designations imprinted on diploma and transcript, and graduation with
Honors Program is open to eligible undergraduates in all fields of study. A number of
tuition scholarships are awarded to students on the
basis of academic merit and honors course completion.
University Honors Program is composed of two independent tiers: The Honors
Student Program for freshmen and sophomores, and the Honors Scholar
Program for juniors and seniors.
unique Area Courses in the first tier introduce Honors Students to the
array of studies available at NEIU and demonstrate the interconnections
between academic disciplines.
seminar in research and creative practices, a world perspectives
colloquium, Honors electives, and Thesis hours make up the Honors
Scholars coursework in the second tier.
information on all aspects of the Program is available from the
University Honors Program Coordinator, Dr. Kristen Over in Room B-141, by
phone at (773) 442-6044, or via email: K-Over@neiu.edu.
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