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Honors Courses FAQs
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Benefits of Honors
How are Honors courses different from regular courses?
Taking Honors classes is one the most significant benefits for honors students. It is usually easy to fit them into your schedule because they are designed to meet the General Education Requirements for AA and AS degrees, especially composition, humanities, and social sciences. Honors courses differ from conventional classes in the following respects:
Small, seminar style classes capped at 20 students
Motivated students who want to learn
Encourages independent thinking and student participation
Always includes a 3000 word writing requirement
Incorporates stimulating and interesting Honors Projects
How do I register for Honors courses and how do I know which ones are available?
Honors students can register online for Honors Classes in the same way that they register for other classes and they receive the benefit of early registration. It is important to register early so you can get the Honors classes that suit your schedule and your general education requirements.
What grade is required to pass an honors course?
The passing grade for an Honors course is the same as the equivalent non-Honors course.
earn an A or B
for that course.
Do Honors classes cost more than regular classes?
Honors classes do not have a higher tuition than corresponding non-honors courses.
How many Honors courses must I take to be eligible for Honors College Scholarships?
You must be registered for three Honors credits to be eligible for an Honors College scholarship in a given term.
How many Honors courses must I take to graduate with the Honors certificate?
You must take 15 credits of Honors classes (including the IDH 2121 Honors Course) and maintain a minimum 3.5 Overall/Honors GPA in order to earn The Robert "Bob" Elmore Honors Institute Certificate.
What is IDH 2121?
IDH 2121 is the Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar course. It is the capstone course experience for The Robert "Bob" Elmore Honors College Certificate. Students are encouraged to take it at some point in their last two semesters at BC, as it helps to complete the “Honors experience.” Never take the IDH in your first semester. The courses are offered on all campuses for all three semesters (Fall, Winter, and Summer). Topics are studied from the vantage point of several disciplines and work to understand important contemporary issues.
What are the advantages of the Honors Certificate?
The Robert "Bob" Elmore Honors College Certificate is an articulated achievement of academic distinction recognized by the Florida State University System and also by universities outside of Florida. As such, it is an asset when your application is evaluated for admission and for transfer scholarships. The Certificate is often necessary for admission to the junior year in Honors Colleges and can increase the scholarship amount awarded to you by some state universities.
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