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English: Honors Track

The honors program is open by departmental permission to declared English majors with a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA and a 3.5 GPA in English courses.

To determine how honors track courses will be integrated into existing requirements for the English major, students should consult their advisors or a member of the English honors track program committee (HTP).

To apply, students must submit a letter of application, a list of English courses taken (with instructors’ names), and a portfolio demonstrating high-quality work in English courses, to the HTP committee. To be accepted, students must receive favorable evaluations from a majority of professors of courses taken and portfolio approval by the HTP committee.

Students complete ENGL 480/H/ Distinction in English Seminar, HNRC 499, which fulfills the Liberal Studies Synthesis requirement, and six credits in any combination of the following: ENGL 483 (0-6 cr) and 0-6 credits of H-designated major courses, three credits of which must be upper-level. Students must earn at least a B in each course completed for the honors track.

FAQ about the English Honors and Distinction Track programs

  • English Department
  • Leonard Hall, Room 110
    421 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705-1094
  • Phone: 724-357-2261
  • Fax: 724-357-2265
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.