The Honors Program is a new aspect of Newman’s mission to empower students to transform society. The program strives to enhance opportunities available to high-achieving students to enable them to meet their academic potential fully. In so doing, the program challenges students in the classroom, provides co-curricular opportunities to stimulate intellectual growth, and nurtures a community which embraces the importance and relevance of academic pursuits.
Why should you apply to the Honors Program?
- The Honors Program will make you a better student by sharpening your thinking skills, integrating you into an active community of interesting and interested people, and challenging you to perform your very best.
- Graduating from the Honors Program will send a signal to employers and graduate schools that you are among the very best Newman has to offer.
- Membership offers opportunities for regular interaction with faculty, guest speakers and alumni. It also includes the option of living in a common space with other honors students.
- You will get help in applying for post-graduate scholarships and fellowships.
- Honors students have the opportunity to play a leadership role in the campus community.
Learn more about Newman's Honors Program
- Application procedures
- An informal outline of what Honors Students will do at Newman
- A detailed description of the academic requirements to graduate from the program
- A list of honors courses to be offered
Honors Learning Community
Limited to students in the Honors Program, this Learning Community challenges freshmen to engage in important issues affecting our world today through team building, role-playing, Reacting to the Past curriculum. With the help of two honors program faculty, students will also explore Newman University, the Honors Program and to make the most of their education as they prepare for the future.
- HNRS 1103 Freshman Honors Seminar - Kelly McFall, Ph.D.
- GNST 1001 Traditions and Transitions - Matthew Umbarger, Ph.D.
Open sections of Traditions and Transitions are available for those students unable to enroll in a Learning Community.