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The Dean College Honors Program is quite distinctive.
While most college honors programs only allow students who meet certain
designated criteria to participate in honors classes or activities,
Dean's honors classes and activities are open to any student interested
in stepping up to the increased rigor and academic expectations of these
honors courses, students will explore subject matter more deeply, and
will develop their critical thinking and writing skills on a more
accelerated level, thereby enhancing their intellectual capacity. The
program offers 3 distinct course types:
cultural and co-curricular component of the Honors Program enriches the
educational experience of the honors scholars by exposing them to a
wide variety of cultural and co-curricular offerings, contributing to
their well-rounded liberal arts education.
In past years, cultural and co-curricular offerings have included:
Students will be recognized as Honors
Scholars at the end of a given semester and/or upon graduation as
follows: To earn Honors Scholar status for a
To earn Honors Scholar status at
All Honors Scholar graduates must
also earn the designated Grade Point Average to graduate with
“Honors” (minimum 3.2 GPA).
For more information: Dr. Rob Lawson, Director of the Honors ProgramAssociate Professor of HistoryPhone: 508.541.1752
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In the past, Dean College students have traveled to the following locations as part of a Dean College course: