The Honors Program is a rigorous four-year experience in which students take their core courses in a challenging and innovative curriculum. Honors Program courses complement students’ work in their majors and minors.
- First-year students take the Triple: Integrated classes in history, literature, and philosophy.
- First-year students also participate in Honors Program labs that use the Philadelphia area’s human and physical resources as an extended classroom.
- Students take three other Foundation courses in religion and ethics.
- Four other Honors courses are chosen from an array of fascinating upper-division offerings, many of which are interdisciplinary.
- Students complete their Honors Program experience with an Honors Project on a subject of their choice. Recent topics include: “The Image of the City in Dickens,” “Three Causes and Complications in Liver Transplants,” “The Role of Intelligence Policy in the Cuban Missile Crisis,” “Gender Differences in Standardized Testing,” “Obedience and Authority in Cults,” and “Public Health in Guatemala.”
Honors Students have also taken advantage of travel/study courses that enable them to explore the world. Recent courses have traveled to: