George Piggford, C.S.C., Program Director
First-year students accepted to the College as Moreau Honors students will complete a minimum of five Honors courses (of at least three credits each) plus the HON 100 - Honors Leadership Seminar and HON 400 - Honors Thesis Seminar:
- In the first semester, they will take at least two Honors courses(either two Honors Cornerstone core humanities courses or one Honors Cornerstone core humanities course and another Honors course).
- In the second semester, they will take the HON 100 - Honors Leadership Seminar and are required to take initiatives to effect positive changes in the community. These projects include doing volunteer work, inviting speakers to the College, organizing series of faculty lectures, helping to coordinate visits by noteworthy guests, planning entertainment and cultural events, and bringing about changes in College policies on environmental issues.
- Before graduating, they will need to take three additional Honors courses that satisfy either Cornerstone Program or major/minor requirements, or serve as general electives. Honors language courses count for no more than one honors requirement. One and only one of those courses can be a non-Honors course for Honors Program credit. Contact the Honors Program Director for more information.
- In the senior year, the students will need to take , composed of (1) a Senior Capstone in the major that will be submitted as a Senior Honors Thesis, and (2) a number of workshops with other Moreau Honors Scholars in the spring of the senior year.
Students accepted into the Moreau Honors program starting their sophomore year have to take three Honors courses (one and only one of those courses can be a non-honors course taken for Honors Program credit), plus the HON 400 - Honors Thesis Seminar.
Moreau Honors students must have a 3.50 cumulative grade-point-average (GPA) and a 3.40 Honors GPA to graduate with a Moreau Honors Scholar designation.
The Honors GPA is determined using only the four highest grades earned in Honors courses (the lowest grade is dropped) and the grade of the HON 400 - Honors Thesis Seminar.
Honors courses cannot be taken Pass/Fail.
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