Honors ProgramThe Honors Program at Rochester College has officially launched! This fall, we welcomed 32 honors freshmen who are electing to enhance their Rochester College experience by participating in the Honors Program.

The Honors Program is bringing Rochester College’s most academically gifted students together for classroom and extracurricular experiences. Participation in the Honors Program helps prepare students for a lifetime of Christian leadership and achievement in professional, academic, and social arenas.

The Honors Program is actively seeking intellectually curious students for the Fall of 2012 and beyond. For more information, keep reading or contact honors@rc.edu.

What are Honors classes like? The heart of the Honors Program at Rochester College is the 4-course Honors Core: these interdisciplinary courses are organized around a time period or theme rather than a traditional academic discipline and can fulfill a range of general education requirements.While most general education courses offer an overview of a given discipline, the Honors Core complements this breadth of knowledge by offering an in-depth, interdisciplinary, and thematic approach.These courses also encourage students to think critically, ask questions, and guide course discussions.Many courses also feature travel, enhanced research opportunities, and guest speakers.

What kind of commitment does the Honors Program require? Honors students are encouraged to cultivate all of their God-given talents.Therefore, the Honors Program enhances, but does not replace, other student experiences at Rochester College. The Honors Program promotes a well-rounded college experience including participation in social clubs, GEO (Global Education Opportunities), collegiate athletics, chorus, drama, student government, and service.Furthermore, the Honors Program is designed to be compatible with all of Rochester College’s degree programs.

Why join the Honors Program? While personal growth is the primary reason for joining the Honors Program, honors program participation is also highly valued by prospective employers and graduate schools.All Honors classes will be clearly designated as such on student transcripts.

Dr. Anne Nichols

Who can join the Honors Program? The Honors Program is designed for students with an ACT score of 27 or higher, or a SAT score of 1220 or higher.Students with slightly lower test scores can request provisional acceptance into the honors program.

How can I get more information? For more information, please contact Dr. Anne Nichols,Director of the Honors Program, at 248-218-2159 or honors@rc.edu.We hope to see you soon!