What do you know about the Honor’s Program? – Part Two

Welcome to part two of getting to know the honors space! Last time I went over some of the requirements of the Honor’s Space, now I’ll finish explaining that list. There are two last events that every Honor’s Student must complete. Those are the capstone project and presenting at a conference. I have yet to do either one so I don’t have firsthand experience of either yet. At first it seems like a lot of extra work but it falls in well with your course load.

Presenting at a Research Conference – For this requirement students are expected to make a poster based on research (either new or previously done for other classes) and present at a conference. The conferences happen both at WT and at other schools at least once a semester so there are a lot of opportunities for students.  This project is very similar to a poster that all Honors IDS students made in their first semester so you will have plenty of practice before hand.

Capstone Project – Lastly, all Honors students are expected to complete a capstone project during their senior year. This can range from research, to papers, to a show, to an art show depending on the students major. A student will find a faculty member to work with, present a capstone project plan, and start to work during their last year or last semester.  It may seem like a lot at first, but you have all of your first years of college to either think and plan, or not even worry about this requirement.

Other small requirements include keeping a cumulative 3.5 or higher GPA and a 3.0 or higher in all Honors required classes as well as being in the Honors program for 4 long semesters (2 years). Once again, if you are a hard worker and a good student, the Honor’s Program is always looking to work with you and help you out.

Hope that you will consider the Honors Program while at WT!

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