The Ohio Northern University Honors Program offers self-motivated, intellectually curious, and highly-qualified students a framework to create a student-directed education, in order to promote a lifetime of critical thinking, creativity, and civic responsibility. To advance this mission, the Honors program emphasizes active, collaborative, and innovative learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom. Honors students, faculty, and alumni foster a unique community comprising diverse fields and perspectives.
ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM
HONORS PROGRAM ORIENTATION
Taught by the Honors Program director, this class brings together students from ONU’s four undergraduate colleges to engage in discussions and activities that aid in the transition to college-level work.
THREE HONORS SEMINARS
These small, discussion-oriented seminars replace existing University general education classes with custom-designed topics.
TWO MAJOR CONTRACT COURSES
Students work with faculty members in their major to enhance two upper-division classes. A contract course also can be done in conjunction with experiential learning such as internships or study abroad.
HONORS CAPSTONE ENHANCEMENT
Students explore an additional dimension of their college’s capstone requirement that is of special interest to them.