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Undergraduate Bulletin 2011-2013
University Honors Program

Jan 2011

Roberta S. Maguire, Director
Program Office: Polk 8
Program Telephone: 920-424-1303
Web Site: www.uwosh.edu/honors

 

The University Honors Program offers academic challenges to motivated and highly qualified freshmen, continuing UW Oshkosh students and transfer students. Honors courses are small, allowing stimulating exchanges between professors and students and coverage of material in greater depth. The Honors courses emphasize reading, writing and interactive communication skills, encouraging students to engage in learning and research in cooperation with other high-achieving students. Honors courses are listed as such on the student's transcript. Admission to the University Honors Program is as follows:

  1. Students who graduated in the top 10 percent of their class from accredited high schools and achieved a composite score of 26 or higher on the ACT are eligible to enroll at the time they are admitted as freshmen. In addition, motivated students who meet just one of these criteria may apply to the director by presenting evidence of academic potential at the time of admission to the University Wisconsin Oshkosh.
  2. UW Oshkosh students who do not join the University Honors Program as first-semester freshmen are invited to join after their first semester at UW Oshkosh if their official grade point average is 3.2 or higher.
  3. Transfer students from accredited colleges or universities who have a record of high academic achievement may also apply.

Students who join as freshmen complete a core honors curriculum of 8 credit hours (which includes the first-year seminar and a senior capstone experience) as well as a minimum of 12 credit hours of honors electives. Requirements will vary for students who join as sophomores or as advanced transfers. To stay active in the program, students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2.

Honors Core Courses

Honors Elective Course Offerings

NOTE: A student may not earn credit in both an honors course and a non-honors course of the same title. Honors courses are differentiated by the added word “honors” in the Bulletin title and different course number. For example: English 228 Honors: Modern American Literature.

Please check current Honors course schedules (www.uwosh.edu/honors/honorscourses/courses) as course availability varies.

Number

Title

Units (crs.)

Biology 108 Concepts in Biology-Unity
5
Communication 112 Fundamentals of Speech
3
Ed Foundations 381 Educational Psychology
3
Ed Foundations 409 Foundations of Multicultural Ed
3
English 110 Composition
3
English 228 Modern American Literature
3
English 229 African American Literature
3
English 310 Advanced Composition
3
English 349 20th Century Women Authors
3
Geography 112 Human Geography
3
Geology 110 Honors Geology
5
History 103 Modern Civilization
3
History 203 Mod US History Since 1877
3
History 204 Early US History to 1877
3
Music 221 Music Appreciation
3
Nursing 317 Adult Health I Clinical
2
Philosophy 106 Ethics
3
Philosophy 110 Introduction to Philosophy
3
Political Science 106 American Government and Politics
3
Political Science 107 Introduction to Government
3
Psychology 104 General Psychology
3
Psychology 302 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
3
Religious Studies 110 World Religions
3
Religious Studies 202 Old Testament
3
Theatre 162 Appreciation of the Drama
3