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Honors students are passionate about, and engaged in their education and making an impact in their communities. Through coursework, independent projects, faculty-led research projects, and/or a senior thesis designed by each student, the Honors program offers you transformative educational experiences which set apart your expertise in your chosen field as you transition into your profession or graduate school.

Curriculum

The curriculum includes a core set of courses in advanced research and writing and critical thinking in addition to a selection of specialty courses. Students will engage in the general curriculum unless they are pursuing the specialized tracks in Psychology or Music Arts.

Formally completing the program means receiving the Honors designation on your transcript. To do this, students must complete from 18 to 30 credits, three of which are independent study on an original thesis. The total number of required Honors credits depends on the credits you have earned before beginning the program.

There is no penalty for not completing the program and you are encouraged to immerse yourself in the experiences that fit within your academic and personal goals.

General curriculum

  • ACP 101, First Year Seminar
  • ACP 110, Primary Texts
  • ACP 250, Grounds for Change
  • ENG 222, Writing About Ideas (in lieu of LIBS 201)
  • HON 399, Senior Thesis
  • 5 Honors seminar electives, which can be chosen from a variety of departments and topics and which change each semester

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology curriculum

Students majoring in Psychology have the option of focusing their Honors work within that department. The Honors Psychology curriculum is very similar to the standard Honors curriculum and honors versions of Psychology courses are offered regularly.

  • ACP 101, First Year Seminar
  • ACP 110, Primary Texts
  • ACP 250, Grounds for Change
  • ENG 222, Writing About Ideas (in lieu of LIBS 201)
  • PSYC 399, Directed Research
  • HON 399, Senior Thesis
  • 4 Honors seminar electives, which can be chosen from a variety of departments and topics and which change each semester

Bachelor of Music Arts curriculum

New for Fall 2016! For information about this opportunity to pursue Honors within the Chicago College of Performing Arts, contact us at honors@roosevelt.edu.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

Faculty members may submit online proposals for research projects for which they would like to hire students. Research can be in any discipline and should be designed to allow the students to learn about research techniques and the processes involved in various stages of research and science faculty should include laboratory and/or field research experiences.

At the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester:

  • Information on all proposed projects, including a link to the application is sent to all Honors students
  • Interested students submit an online application
  • All applications are forwarded to the appropriate faculty
  • Faculty will interview and select student researchers
  • Student hiring will be coordinated by the Honors Program

Some students may choose to extend this research for use as their senior thesis for the Honors Program.

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