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Program Requirements

  • Honors Projects: The student must complete TWO Honors Projects before graduating. An Honors Project can be research, creative work, an original experiment or field work. It is completed in a course you are taking with the help of a faculty mentor. At the end of the semester, the student produces a 10-15-page paper; also required are a class presentation and attendance at the Honors Poster Session. An Honors-only class (such as Honors English Composition I or Honors Introduction to Business) may be substituted for an Honors Project.
  • Honors Community Service Learning Project (PDF 21.7KB): The student must participate in a community service learning activity. There are several opportunities available on campus: events sponsored by the Honors Experience program, meaningful service learning activities completed in classes, or this requirement may be completed through volunteer/service work you do off campus (with permission of the Honors Coordinator). A written reflection of the activity must be submitted to the Honors Coordinator.
  • Honors Colloquium: The student must enroll in the Honors Colloquium course and earn at least a “B”. The Honors Colloquium is an interdisciplinary course in which the topic changes each year.
  • The student must maintain a GPA of 3.3 or above, and must earn at least a “B” in designated Honors Courses.
  • Students are encouraged to participate in on-campus activities and cultural events sponsored by the Honors Experience.

Contact:
Honors Coordinator, Ginger Hurajt C317B, 978-556-3454
ghurajt@necc.mass.edu