Earning Honors Studies Points

There are a variety of ways to earn Honors Studies Points. You can attain points through FLCC Honors Studies classes (either Seminars or In the Disciplines), Honors Studies Contracts, or Honors Approved Events. (Please note: at least nine points must be earned through Honors Studies classes. To be eligible for an Honors Studies Contract or to earn points through Honors Approved Events, you must first take an Honors Studies class.)

Seminars/Classes

In Honors Studies Seminars, all students in the class are Honors Studies students, which means you'll be surrounded by other driven and passionate students. Successful completion of an Honors Studies Seminar may also fulfill general elective requirements for your academic programs. You'll earn a number of Honors Studies Points that is equal to the number of credits for the course you successfully complete.

Honors in the Disciplines are classes that are offered in a diverse set of subject areas. Whether you're taking an Honors Studies course in literature, psychology, math, communications, or another specialized field, you'll earn a number of Honors Studies Points that is equal to the number of credits for the class you successfully complete.

Contracts

Honors Studies Contracts are designed to enable you to embed the Honors Studies experience into any non-Honors class. This opportunity is perfect if you're looking to acquire additional Honors Studies Points, but you don't have room in your schedule for Honors Studies classes. Any class can qualify for an Honors Studies Contract, and you'll keep a weekly journal that details your experience. You'll also analyze and document your experience through an Honors Studies Reflective Essay that answers the following three questions: Where have I come from? Where am I now? Where am I going? Additionally, you will have at least one individual meeting with the Director of Honors Studies during your contract. Through your Honors Studies Contract, you'll earn a number of Honors Studies Points that is equal to the class you successfully complete.

Events

You can also earn Honors Studies Points by attending Honors Approved Events. These events are co-curricular and open to all FLCC students. Typically, one event will be worth one Honors Studies Point. The events do not count toward college credit, but they are a great alternative for progressing toward Honors Scholar status. To earn points for participation, you'll write a reflective journal entry for each event that details your experience, and you'll submit your reflective journal at the end of the semester. You'll also analyze and document your experience through an Honors Studies Reflective Essay that answers the following three questions: Where have I come from? Where am I now? Where am I going?

Contact Us

Dr. Trista Merrill
Director of Honors Studies
Phone: (585)785-1357
Email: honorsstudies@flcc.edu