What will I gain from involvement in the honors institute?
As part of a Creativity and Innovation Honors Institute student cohort, you can expect these outcomes:
- First, you will be placed in an elite honors cohort of twenty-five like-minded students in order to complete a classical liberal arts education integrated with content in creativity and innovation.
- Second, you will interact with faculty members in a discussion-style setting, which research reveals as one of the most beneficial and lasting experiences of the college years.
- Third, you will receive a major in creativity and innovation, making you one of the most marketable graduates in the country. This major is granted in addition to a second major in your chosen area of study.
What does earning a secondary major in creativity and innovation mean?
Successful completion of the 38-credit hour honors institute curriculum grants you a secondary major in creativity and innovation. Since this is a secondary degree, you must also earn a primary degree in your field of choice (e.g., business, psychology, ministry, etc.) in order to earn a diploma. Depending on your primary major choice, this means you can graduate in four years or less and earn two degrees.
Who can apply to the honors institute?
Each Creativity and Innovation Honors Institute student cohort is open to 25 incoming first-year (cumulative 3.5 high school grade-point average or above) or transfer students (3.2 college grade-point average).