Feb 09, 2023  
2022-2023 Southeastern University - Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Southeastern University - Undergraduate Catalog

School of Honors


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Mission
The School of Honors at Southeastern University is devoted to cultivating within its scholars a passion for developing their personal faith and higher learning so that they may pursue truth and lead lives full of good work, serving as vibrant leaders in their professions, in Christian communities, and throughout the world in the spirit of Christ.

Dean
Dr. Gordon Miller
 

The School of Honors consists of courses of advanced study developed specifically for incoming Honors students who have a demonstrated record of academic success prior to the start of their undergraduate studies. Courses have been developed that either fulfill specific Foundational Core requirements or enhance each student’s declared major area of study.

Starting with Introduction to Honors, students take two to three Honors courses each year. Honors study at Southeastern culminates in the design, development, and completion of a major thesis project during the students’ senior year. 

Other School of Honors Benefits

As a participant in the School of Honors, students may receive up to an annual $3,000 scholarship, renewable each year students are in the  program.

Beyond the scholarship, participation in the School of Honors also will equip students for graduate level research and readiness in the workplace. 

In the Southeastern School of Honors, students can expect:

  • A well-rounded education informed by a Biblical worldview, with attention to spiritual formation and appreciation for God’s revealed truth as reflected in His creation and Word

  • Nurturing to become critical thinkers with highly developed problem-solving capacities and written and oral communication skills for the successful exchange of ideas

  • A learning environment where they can develop an understanding of how to analyze and synthesize a broad range of material in a scholarly manner

  • A learning environment where they can develop appreciation for artistic expressions and the pursuit of knowledge through personal investigation with a focus on understanding God’s design for their life and the lives of others

  • Mentorship for the development of effective servant-leadership skills and commitment to service within the campus community as a means to life-long service in the church, society, and to other nations

Applying to the School of Honors:

School of Honors participants must be full-time students (taking a minimum of 12 credits per semester) and maintain a GPA of 3.6. 

If upon acceptance to Southeastern University, the student has a minimum 3.8 high school GPA (on a four-point scale) and has scored either a 1380 on the SAT or 30 on the ACT, the student is eligible to be invited to participate in the School of Honors.

If, upon acceptance to Southeastern University, students have a minimum 3.8 high school GPA (on a four-point scale) and have scored between 1290 and 1379 on the SAT or 27-29 on the ACT, they can apply to participate in the School of Honors . Admission is only open as long as space is available.

For more information about the Southeastern University School of Honors, please contact the School of Honors at honors@seu.edu.

School of Honors

* In order to maintain the School of Honors scholarship, Honors students must take a designated Honors course each semester (the exception includes specific majors that require a completion of a full-semester internship in the last semester).

*CHOICE/SEMINAR/CONTRACT … If the student is unable to complete an Honors course in a designated semester, the Honors student has the option to take an Honors Seminar course or complete an Honors contract in a course within their major or in one of their religion courses. Students have to achieve a minimum B+ in the class and a minimum B+ on the contract requirement.

INTRO. TO HONORS … First year Honors students should plan to take Introduction to Honors in the Fall semester. 

Mandatory School of Honors Courses

  • HONR 1332 - INTRODUCTION TO HONORS Credits: 2

  • HONR 3002 - INTRODUCTION TO THE HONORS THESIS Credits: 2

  • HONR 4012 - HONORS THESIS WRITING I Credits: 2

  • HONR 4112 - HONORS THESIS WRITING II Credits: 2

  • HONR 4212 - HONORS THESIS WRITING I/II Credits: 2

Choice Course Options

  • HONR 1433 - HONORS FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH Credits: 3

  • HONR 1133 - HONORS OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY Credits: 3

  • HONR 1233 - HONORS NEW TESTAMENT SURVEY Credits: 3

  • HONR 2011, 2021, 2031, 2041, 2051, 2061 (Course code rotates each semester) - HONORS SEMINAR Credits: 1

  • CORE 3003 - THRIVING COMMUNITIES Credits: 3

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