Earn Honors Credit Online
Are you eligible? Email Dr. Murray at Gregory Murray for a prompt response, or call Dr. Murray at (770)274-5495. Please note that contacting Professor Murray is essential because students must receive an override to register for Honors courses.
Online Honors Courses
CRN SUBJECT COURSE INSTRUCTOR
20955 ACCT 2101H-070 J. Patterson
20962 ACCT 2102H-070 L. Mullins
23700 ASTR 1010H-070 U. Staff
23701 ASTR 1010R-070 U. Staff
21169 BUSA 2106H-070 D. Moon
23613 COMM 1201H-070 C. Stevens
21245 ECON 2105H-070 B. LaDuke
23073 ENGL 1101H-070 G. Murray
23515 ENGL 1102H-070 J. Duncan
23023 ENGL 2131H-070 K. Miller
23736 HIST 1112H-070 P. Roseman
23737 HIST 2112H-070 G. Pabis
20146 PHIL 2010H-070 U. Staff
23668 POLS 1101H-070 S. Murphy
23698 PSYC 1101H-070 T. Stern
Online Honors Program FAQs:
How do students become eligible for the Honors Program?
Students who have high test scores on standardized tests, a high school GPA of 3.5 or above, or a 3.5 or higher GPA with a minimum of 9 credit hours at GPC or as transfer credits are eligible. Members of Phi Theta Kappa are also eligible to participate.
What are the differences between regular classes and Honors?
Enrollment per class is a maximum of fifteen students. Honors courses provide a learning environment that is conducive to enhanced interaction with faculty and other Honors students. The same course content is covered but with an emphasis on discussion and writing, communicating and learning in an interactive setting, and covering material in-depth.
Are Honors courses harder and more work?
Honors courses are intended to challenge serious students; however, the course outlines and syllabi are carefully constructed to parallel the workload of comparable non-Honors courses. A major difference is in the type of assignments that are given and the flexibility built into many of those assignments so that students can pursue topics of interest to them.
What other benefits are afforded to Honors students?
Besides the small classes, students have other important benefits: priority registration, recognition on transcripts, graduation distinctions, opportunities to attend Honors conferences, and merit-based Honors Program Scholarships.
What classes are available through the Online Honors Program?
The Honors Program will offer courses in Business, English, Humanities, Science and the Social Sciences. The schedule will change each term and will continue to expand.
How can students earn an Honors Program Certificate?
The student must have completed at least 45 semester hours of college credit work with a cumulative GPA of 3.30. Of these 45 semester hours, 15 must have been earned in Honors courses in which the student received a grade of "B" or higher.
How can students earn an Honors Program Diploma?
To earn an Honors Program Diploma (an Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree from the Honors Program of GPC), students must have completed all the requirements for the program of study with a cumulative GPA of 3.50. Of these required semester hours, 30 must have been earned in Honors courses in which the student received a grade of "B" or higher, and the cumulative GPA for these Honors courses must be 3.30 or higher. As part of their Honors curriculum, students must complete Honors courses in the following areas:
2 courses in English
1 course in Fine Arts/Humanities
2 courses in the Social Sciences
1 course in Mathematics, Science, or Economics*
Students in some disciplines may also earn Honors Program distinction in their major or Departmental Honors. This opportunity exists in many areas, including Business, Psychology, History and English. To earn this special recognition, students must fulfill all of the requirements for an Honors Program diploma and must complete as part of their course work a minimum of 9 credit hours in Honors courses that satisfy their major requirements in Area F. The cumulative GPA for these Area F Honors courses must be a 3.50 or higher.**
* Students majoring in mathematics or science may fulfill this option by taking two calculus courses or by completing a two-course science sequence required for earning a degree in that major.
** Two classes (6-8 credit hours) taken abroad may substitute for one Honors course required for the Honors Program diploma or certificate. Only one such substitution will be allowed for the Honors Program certificate. Two courses required for the Honors Program diploma may be replaced by four courses taken abroad (12-16 credit hours).
(Pictured: Online Faculty and Honors Coordinator Linda Mullins with Chair of Social Sciences Otto Burianek during an Honors Council meeting.)