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Honors Curriculum

The Honors Program at Eastern Washington University offers unique curriculum for freshmen, transfer students, and upper-division students. 

Freshman Sequence

Honors offers freshman a sequence of three interdisciplinary courses:

  • HONS 101 The Ancient World (fall quarter) - satisfies 1 Humanities and 1 Social Science GECR
  • HONS 102 The Middle Ages through the Reformation (winter quarter) - satisfies 1 Humanities and 1 Social Science GECR
  • HONS 103 Modern Science and Society (spring quarter) - satisfies 1 Social Science and with HONS 104 Natural Science Lab counts as 1 Natural Science GECR

These courses are limited to 25 students per section and satisfy 6 of the General Education Core Requirements (GECR). Click here to learn more about the Freshman Honors Sequence at EWU.

Students should also review the Academic Advising page for resources and links.

Departmental Honors ad Majorem

Read the list of cross-listed Honors courses in a wide variety of disciplines, page 26 of the catalog, or see the courses listed here. Some cross-listed courses satisfy Cultural Diversity and International Studies requirements, and students should review the quarterly EagleNET listings carefully. For example,

HONS 450 Cultural Ecology - satisfies the International Studies requirement.

Course grades below 3.3 are not accepted for Honors credit in cross-listings and in enriched departmental courses in the major.

Click here to learn more about Departmental Honors at EWU.

Transfer Students

The Transfer Honors Program provides incoming transfer students with a renewable $3,500 scholarship and requires participation in one Fall Honors course, Hons 301-01, Classical Ethics & Rhetoric.

Click here to learn more about the Transfer Honors Program at EWU

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