Honors students create works of great significance, exceptional quality and depth
while working with engaged and exemplary faculty. Honors courses satisfy general education
or major requirements at Ferris. The Honors Contract Option supports independent learning,
allowing students to do an extra project in a non-Honors class for Honors credit.
All honors students are engaged outside the classroom, attending cultural events and
doing community service or taking on a large co-curricular project each semester.
In addition, they may complete one or both of our certificates.
Honors Associate CERTIFICATE
- Honors students complete 10 credit hours of Honors coursework with a grade of 'C'
- Students take HNRS 100, the equivalent of FSUS 100, unless they have transfer credit
or are granted an exception.
- Students take an Honors section of COMM 121 or ENGL 250 unless they have transfer
credit for the courses or are granted an exception.
- Students may complete their Honors credit requirement through Honors courses or Honors contracts.
- To receive the Honors associate certificate, students must also get an associate degree
Honors Bachelor's CERTIFICATE
- Honors students complete 22 credit hours of Honors coursework or take 20% of their
credits as honors credits once they start the Honors Program, receiving a grade of
'C' or higher.
- Students take HNRS 100 and an Honors section of either COMM 121 or ENGL 250 unless
they have transfer credit or are granted an exception.
- Students complete their remaining Honors credits through Honors courses or Honors
- Students participate in the Senior Symposium, a poster presentation, normally in their
- Students take on a leadership role before graduating.
- To receive the Honors bachelor's certificate, students must also get a bachelor's
degree at Ferris.
The Honors Program is flexible enough to fit each major and any individual’s educational
goals if they are interested in completing with Honors. Honors should never cost you
additional money by adding an unneeded course to your load, nor should it slow you
down or force you to drop a minor.