Each Honors student commits to:
Strive for intellectual autonomy and academic excellence so that we may be prepared to contribute
to the advancement of our chosen professions by completing at least 22 credit-hours
of Honors coursework
- Complete at least 10 credits for an Associate degree and 22 credit-hours for a Bachelor's
degree (or 20% of total undergraduate course work) of Honors coursework with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.
Contribute our time and energy to advance the public good so that we develop as citizens
- Service: complete 15 hours of community service per academic semester. Students may substitute
an honors class, an honors contract, or a large co-curricular project.
Explore our cultural and ethical horizons to engage a global society through attending cultural
events and seeking out challenging opportunities for service and leadership
- Attend and report at least three cultural events per semester. Students may substitute an honors class, an honors contract, or a large
Participate in the honors community, abiding by the honor code, to foster curiosity, dialogue
and intellectual rigor in ourselves and others.
- Students may opt to live in a single in an honors hall.
Notes for Transfer students
- Transfer students are exempt from HNRS 100.
- The total number of Ferris honors credits required for the bachelor's-level honors
certificate is 20% of the remaining credits once the student starts in the Honors
Program, with a minimum of ten honors credits.
- Honors courses taken at other institutions are a plus and can reduce the total required