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Honors Program
217 Hargreaves Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.2822
fax: 509.359.2823

Freshman Sequence


The Honors first-year sequence satisfies 6 of the General Education Core Requirements (GECR) all students must meet to earn a degree. Honors freshmen take one 8-credit course per quarter.

HONS 101/
Fall Quarter
Ancient World - (satisfies 1 Humanities GECR & 1 Social Science GECR

HONS 102/Winter Quarter
Middle Ages through the Reformation - (satisfies 1 Humanities GECR & 1 Social Science GECR

HONS 103/Summer Quarter
Modern Science & Society w/ HONS 104 lab - (satisfies 1 Natural Science GECR & 1 Social Science GECR)

These courses stress both composition and discussion. The interdisciplinary format provides a foundation in the liberal arts --drama, fine art, music, history, science, philosophy, and world literature. Freshman Honors enhances solid critical thinking and composition skills during a student's first year. Students develop the ability to produce quality compositions, as well as to correctly cite works consulted. Honors faculty work one-on-one with students, if needed, to foster English composition skills.

Honors classes are set at a comfortable level and pace; the program has proven to be both valuable and enjoyable for more than 20 years.

A few highlights:

  • Honors student community projects, such as Habitat for Humanity
  • Special Honors freshman advising and priority registration privileges
  • Faculty who provide personal attention with emphasis on student success
  • Leadership, mentoring, & social opportunities; such as plays, short hikes, etc.
  • Optional Spring Break Trip

To Apply: Complete the Honors section of the Eastern Washington University General Scholarship Application. Running Start students with an AA do not apply to Freshman Honors. If you have some Running Start credits, but not an AA, contact our office.

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