The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Honors Program is a multidisciplinary Honors Program for students who are curious, creative, self-motivated, and eager to engage in their education and community.
Not only do Honors Program students partake in honors courses that emphasize collaboration, service, and communication, but they will also have the opportunity to develop aspects of the program based on their own interests and goals. By participating in the CAS Honors Program you will acquire the tools, knowledge and experiences necessary to make meaningful contributions to your community – whether it be globally, locally, or specific to your life’s work. You will have access to unique courses, exciting experiences and a community of peers and faculty who never stop asking questions and striving for excellence.
Honors Program Mission and Purpose
The College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program fosters the continued intellectual and personal growth of students who excel academically and creatively by providing them with rigorous and engaging learning experiences within a cohesive multidisciplinary community.
Designed for intellectually curious, motivated students, honors courses are open to any College of Arts and Sciences student who has completed 15 credits at Shenandoah University and has a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. All honors courses complement the Shenandoah University General Education program and the College of Arts and Science’s dedication to advancement in knowledge, critical thinking and communication.
All incoming CAS freshmen are invited to apply to the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. Upon review of application materials, the Honors Council will invite students to complete an interview process. A select group of students will be invited to join the program based on their honors admissions essay, interview, letters of recommendation and prior academic performance.
Members of the CAS Honors Program have the opportunity to plan social and educational events such as guest speakers, trips to Washington D.C., film screenings, etc. CAS honors students also are encouraged to plan events in conjunction with honors students at neighboring colleges and universities.