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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Honors Program Certificate

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Program: Certificate
All Baccalaureate Degrees

Honors Program Center 2nd Floor, Helmke Library, LB 201 ~ 260-481-6924 ~ ipfw.edu/honors

The student learning outcomes for the certificate are as follows:

Students are expected to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Critical thinking
  • Analysis and synthesis
  • Problem solving
  • Clear oral and written expression
  • Ability to conduct research
  • Independent thinking

The Honors Program is an undergraduate program that seeks to create learning opportunities and an environment of intellectual  excitement and discovery through enriched courses of study and activities within a learning community. Through involvement with the Honors Program, honors students enter into a partnership of learning that extends well beyond the classroom to incorporate an interdisciplinary approach with career-oriented skills. Rich course opportunities and tailored projects create an individual curriculum for each student. 

The program is open to students of all majors and undergraduate degrees. Traditional incoming students become eligible for the Honors Program by meeting any one of the following criteria: placing in the top 10 percent of their high school’s graduating class, scoring a 650 SAT in any one category, or attaining a 1800 SAT (or 27 ACT) composite score. Any student may participate in the Honors Program after 12 or more credit hours with GPA-related grades at IPFW and a 3.3 GPA or higher. Transfer students eligible for the program must have at least 12 credit hours of GPA-related grades (A, B, C, D, F, IF) with an equivalent of at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale from the transferring institution.

To earn the certificate along with the Honors Pin, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the Honors Program, which are as follows:

  • 18 credits of honors coursework through honors courses or H-options
  • An honors project (including presentation and paper).
  • Honors courses that represent at least two disciplines.
  • At least three honors credits at the 300-level or above.
  • Both cumulative and honors GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Fulfill the requirements for a baccalaureate degree at IPFW.

Because the Honors Program is an undergraduate program, all of the requirements of the program must be completed while the  student is pursuing an undergraduate degree. Upon completion of such a degree, further completion of program requirements will not take effect unless work toward a different undergraduate baccalaureate degree is undertaken.

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