The 24-credit Cook Honors College Core Curriculum replaces some of the liberal arts classes required for all IUP students.
*HNRC 202 may be taken any spring semester after the freshman year.
†HNRC 201 may be taken any fall semester after the freshman year (with permission).
‡HC elective may be taken in any semester.
§Honors Experiential Component: a graduate-level course, a significant study abroad experience, a second honors elective, an internship, an honors independent study, or an honors thesis. This requirement may or may not be a credit-bearing experience.
Cook Honors College students are required to maintain a cumulative 3.25 GPA. If you fall below the 3.25 GPA, you will have one semester of honors probation during which you may attempt to raise your cumulative GPA to 3.25 and remain in good standing.
The Honors College staff and faculty, along with your advisor for your major, are available to guide you throughout your college experience. If you are having a rough semester, talk to them about your situation. They can point you toward tutoring opportunities,
the Writing Center, taking a class as pass/fail, the counseling center, and other resources that might be helpful.
Students who are dismissed from the Cook Honors College due to their GPA may apply for readmission after having raised the GPA to acceptable honors standards.
All first-year Honors College students (freshman and fall transfer students) are required to live in Whitmyre Hall.
Applicants interested in further information about this requirement are invited to contact the Cook Honors College at 800-487-9122 or 724-357-4971.
Every student who receives a scholarship through the Cook Honors College is required to complete 60 hours of community service within each academic year they are a student in our program. You are free to choose the organizations and causes you wish to
devote your hours to (within a few guidelines).