Students in the Honors Program will take 18 credits of honors-designated courses:

  • an interdisciplinary first-year seminar (three credits);
  • honors-designated sections of General Education courses or intermediate interdisciplinary seminars (9 to 12 credits);
  • Independent research—Honors Colloquia, Guided Individual Study projects, or an Advanced Honors Project (three or six credits).

Most of the Honors Program coursework overlaps with existing major or General Education requirements, but six credits are unique to the program and do not overlap.  Because of major requirements, it may be difficult for students in athletic training, health science pre-physician assistant, health science pre-physical therapy, and education licensure majors to complete the Honors Program unless they begin Springfield College with college credit. Interested students declaring these majors should email for personalized advising.

Out-of-class learning experiences

Honors Program students will deepen and enrich their classroom learning with field trips, service learning projects, and travel. They’ll embrace the life of the mind by attending lectures, performances, and conferences alongside faculty and peers. Reading groups and colloquia will give ample opportunities to extend the conversation and to connect ideas.

Honors Program at Springfield College