ENHANCED ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
FOR THOSE ENTERING AS FRESHMEN
We understand the importance of conserving resources, such as tuition costs and your time spent in the classroom. Therefore, during the first three semesters you complete courses that are graduation requirements for all students, with an enhanced nature. Students who enter as freshmen enroll during semesters 1-2 in LE 100 and EN106 for Honors. In semester 3, students enroll in an LE course that offers the option of an additional one-hour credit honors project. For student beginning as freshmen, all Honors credits beyond the freshman year are covered by an Honors tuition scholarship.
FOR ALL STUDENTS
During semester 4, students enroll in an Honors course that prepares them for undergraduate research and design of an independent research project proposal. During semesters 5-7, students pursue supervised research or creative activity in a self-designed project working with a faculty mentor that promotes independent study. In completing the project, students develop intellectual relationships with mentors while sharing project results with student and faculty audiences. Finally Honors Capstone offers those not requiring a third semester to work on their project the opportunity to share their research with their peers as they seek to answer an Enduring Question that provokes lively debate and interaction.
The Park University Honors Academy with Honors Plus One seeks students who desire to learn not only for self-satisfaction, but also as a means through which they may contribute to their campus, city, national, and global communities in support of the University and Academy mission statements. The Academy also acknowledges that often the most creative learning opportunities for students lie in the intersections between seemingly diverse academic disciplines. For this reason, the Academy encourages interdisciplinary work.