Honors Program

Challenge yourself academically. Become part of our Honors Program.

Wor-Wic's general education honors program provides qualified students with an opportunity to challenge their academic potential through enriched learning experiences. The program features small classes (maximum of 15 students) characterized by extensive interaction between faculty and students and an emphasis on collaboration and inquiry. The honors program encourages analytical and creative thinking through the writing of long and short essays and the reading of original works of significant writers and thinkers from classical through contemporary times. The program consists of two core courses (ENG 200H and IDS 200H) and a selection of elective courses in a variety of disciplines. Many exciting choices are offered each year.

An important advantage of the Honors Program is that students who successfully complete the program's two core courses fulfill the first two course requirements in the honors programs at Salisbury University and University of Maryland Eastern Shore. In addition, all honors courses are printed with the "H" designation on the student's transcript, and successful completion of the Honors Program is noted on the graduation program and college diploma.

To graduate from Wor-Wic with the Honors Program designation, a student must complete at least 12 credits of honors courses with grades of “B” or better, including courses from at least two different disciplines (arts/humanities; math/science; history/social science).

Courses include the following:

  • arts/humanities courses (ART 101H/HR, COM 101H/HR, ENG 151H/HR or ENG 200H); and
  • math/science courses (GEO 101H/HR, IDS 200H or MTH 152H/HR);
  • social/behavioral science courses (HIS 151H/HR or SOC 101H/HR)

Entrance Criteria

To accommodate students with diverse backgrounds and needs, the honors program offers a range of entrance criteria. Students may enter the Honors Program or take an honors course if they meet one, or more than one, of the following criteria:

  • Possess a combined reading and mathematics SAT score of at least 1,100
  • Possess a composite ACT score of at least 24
  • Hold a high school diploma with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher (unweighted for certificate of merit courses)
  • Maintain a grade point average of at least 3.50 over nine credit hours at Wor-Wic or from a transfer institution
  • Possess acceptable placement assessment scores at Wor-Wic
  • Are recommended by the Honors Program committee

Honors courses are offered each fall and spring semester on the following schedule:

ENG 200H Critical Thinking and Writing (core course)
GEO 101H/HR Earth and Space Science
MTH 152H/HR Elementary Statistics
SOC 101H/HR Introduction to Sociology
COM 101H/HR Introduction to Public Speaking
ART 101H/HR Introduction to Art History
ENG 151H/HR Fundamentals of English II
HIS 151H/HR World Civilizations II
IDS 200H Scientific Thought and Data Analysis (core course)
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