Jun 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate 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

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 1200 or higher 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 Purdue University Fort Wayne 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 Purdue Fort Wayne (Regulations ) 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 Purdue Fort Wayne.

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.

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for ensuring that you satisfy all graduation requirements specified for each selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study. Changing curricular records during the graduation term of application may affect state or federal financial aid awards. All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean. 

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