Honors Program Requirements

Requirements to Remain in the Honors Program

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Attend campus events, including honors convocation, and complete community service hours each semester
  • Complete a survey at the end of each semester
  • Complete at least one of the honors program graduation requirements each academic year

Students who do not meet these requirements will be placed on a one-semester probation. If the requirements are not met within that period, the student will be removed from the honors program.

Requirements to Complete the Honors Program with General University Honors

  1. Complete either CORE 100-H (Honors New Student Orientation) or HON 111 (Introduction to the Honors Program)
  2. Take at least one honors seminar at Fisk (counts towards the CORE curriculum)
  3. At least one of the following:
        • Study abroad
        • Complete a summer internship (approved by the honors director)
        • Complete a summer research experience, at a university other than Fisk (approved by the honors director)
        • Complete a substantial, individually-driven community service project (approved by the honors director)
        • Take an additional Fisk honors seminar, or an honors seminar at Vanderbilt
  4. Apply for at least one prestigious fellowship, selected from the list of the honors program website or approved by the director of the honors program
  5. Complete a senior honors project, consisting of at least four credits (two semesters) of independent study. At least two credits must be completed by the end of junior year