Honors Program Benefits
Honors students tend to recognize that advanced, intellectual pursuits are reward enough in themselves. However, you’ll also enjoy many tangible beneﬁts to being a part of Cedarville’s Honors Program.
To meet the initial qualifications to be considered for the honors program, you must:
- Be an incoming fall term freshman who is accepted for admission to Cedarville University
- Earn a score of at least 29 on the ACT
- Have at least a 3.5 high school grade point average in college-preparatory curriculum
Honors Application Timeline
- November 1: Application Opens. Submit your application and essay.
- February 1: Final day to apply.
- April 1: Decisions announced.
- May 1: If accepted, send your confirmation along with your $250 reservation deposit. (Waitlisted students will be notified throughout the summer of acceptance.)
Honors Program Curriculum
Your Honors Program coursework will have three main components:
Making of the Modern Mind Freshman Year Experience – This two semester, 10-credit hour course integrates the study of history, humanities, philosophy, and theology in a seamless, team-taught course. MoMM, as it is affectionately known, counts for 9 credit hours of required general education course work (so it does not add to our overall course load or time to graduate). MoMM is a team-taught, interdisciplinary, cohort course. Professors utilize a seminar methodology, encouraging discussion and reflection on primary texts. The course is designed to provide the ideal learning environment for Honors students.
Honors Seminars – After the freshman year, you will take two sections of Honors Seminar, normally one seminar during each of the sophomore and junior years. These seminars allow for focused study in an area of interest. These courses are designed to tap into the scholarly expertise of Cedarville’s top professors. Recent seminars included such broad topics as C.S. Lewis; Biblical Canon; Music and Nationalism; and Chance, Emergence, or Design?
Capstone Experience – You will conclude your Honors Program by completing one of two capstone experiences.
- Writing a traditional Honors thesis, working one-on-one with an Honors thesis supervisor on a topic of your choice.
- Taking a two-course Colloquium that focuses on integrating faith and learning. In this weekly seminar, you will discuss key literature about integrating biblical principle into your lives, your learning, and your profession.
Past Seminar Topics
- C.S. Lewis
- Biblical Canon
- Music and Nationalism
- Chance, Emergence, or Design?