Requirements: High school students with a demonstrated record of academic excellence are invited to apply.
How to apply: If you are eligible to apply to the CHP, you should see an option to apply in your admissions portal. If you are interested and do not see this in your portal, please email the Director and Associate Director of the CHP at email@example.com so we can assist you.
The application includes a short (less than 500-word) response to ONE of the following prompts:
Think of a specific plant, animal, or person (other than yourself). In an essay under 500 words, tell the story of this organism’s best day, leaving the reader enough information to guess what organism’s life you are narrating.
Consider the degree to which context and situation define whether a tool or technology is “good” or “bad.” For example, knowledge from nuclear science brings benefits in medicine and energy, yet also can be used to develop the most destructive weapons in human history. Think of technologies and tools today typically identified as “good” or typically identified as “bad.” In an essay under 500 words, illuminate the “other” side of this tool or technology. For example, if we typically associate a technology as “bad” explain how it is “good” under other sets of conditions.
Requirements: Second semester first-year students with a 3.5 GPA, successful completion of 14 semester hours, and completion of the ENGL 1103 General Education requirement by the end of the fall semester are eligible to apply.
How to apply: Typically, first-year students who did not enter the CHP in HON 1200 will receive an email invitation from us. If you are interested and have not received an invitation, we would love to talk with you. Email the Director and Associate Director of the Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why Join Honors
Priority registration for classes
Travel opportunities with courses, with financial assistance
Opportunity for networking and professional development at Honors conferences, with most costs paid
Scholarships for incoming students choosing to join the CHP
Honors housing in Hurley Residence Hall, the CHP dorm
We are not an additional graduation requirement, just a different way to chart your path from entering student to graduate.
CHP courses allow you to fulfill General Education requirements in courses with dynamic faculty from across the College leading unique courses for students who are intellectually curious.
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