The Honors College offers outstanding students a program of challenging courses and enriched educational experiences. It seeks to develop in them a broad understanding of the arts and sciences, a commitment to excellence in academic and creative endeavors, and a respect for cultural diversity. Work in Honors fosters the habits of inquiry, skills in learning, and strategies for reflection that are central to the mission of Kent State University. Students may begin their work in Honors at Kent State Trumbull.
Benefits of membership in the Kent State Trumbull Honors College:
- Enhanced classes
- Smaller teacher-to-student ratios
- Special Honors advising
- Strong sense of community
- Study abroad and independent study opportunities
- Official university recognition on transcript
The curriculum of the Honors Program can be completed with any major. The flexibility of the program usually allows for students to complete their major and Honors requirements without taking any extra classes. Honors classes are taught by select Kent State Trumbull faculty and are designed for advanced students. Participation and discussion are integral components of most Honors classes.
Honors courses are available throughout a student's undergraduate years and can be done with any major in the university. Honors Program freshmen are enrolled in the yearlong Freshman Honors Colloquium which takes the place of College Writing I and II.
Freshmen who join the Honors Program need to complete eight Honors experiences to graduate with honors distinction. Honors experiences can include designated Honors classes, individual Honors work, a senior Honors thesis and study abroad opportunities. Students need at least one Honors experience per academic year to remain in good standing with the program.
The professors who teach Honors classes are among the best on campus. They bring passion for the field to the classroom and are dedicated to providing high-quality instruction. Honors classes at Kent State Trumbull have been taught in these departments:
Honors faculty has also helped facilitate internships, study abroad programs, senior Honors thesis projects and individual investigations.
Applying to the Honors Program
Students interested in applying to the Kent State Trumbull Honors Program should complete an application by clicking here or picking one up in the Office of Enrollment Management & Student Services.
To enter Honors as a freshman, students generally must meet the following criteria:
- 25 as a composite score on their ACT
- 3.25 high school GPA
- High school rank in the top 15 percent of the class
To enter Honors after the first year of study, a GPA of 3.2 is normally required. Based on the year of entry, the number of Honors courses is adjusted.
The application requires a copy of your high school transcript (the copy you provide with your admission application is sufficient), one letter of recommendation and a summary of your leadership and academic achievements.
For more application information, contact Pam Lieske at 330-675-8903 or email@example.com.