Honors Program

The Bethany College Honors Program is a unique living and learning community for highly-motivated students, providing students both the freedom and the responsibility to fuse together the arts and sciences in order to enrich their creativity; their critical thinking, problem-solving, writing, quantitative, and presentation skills; and their collaborative ability. First Year Honors students reside in Goodnight Hall, the Honors building, with a dedicated Honors Residential Assistant; when space permits, Honors housing is available to them after the First Year for as long as they remain in good standing in the program. Students complete a four-credit Honors Seminar in the First Year and collaborate with one another and with the Honors Director and faculty to design the four-credit Honors Seminar they will complete in the Sophomore and Junior Years; Honors Students write an enhanced Senior Project, and engage in community service and special events integrated into the subjects of the courses they design together. Successful applicants to the Honors Program receive tuition grants that can be renewed for four years, regardless of financial need. Selection is based on the applicant’s secondary school record, standardized test scores, on-campus interview, and graded high school writing sample (in some cases). Contact Dr. Debra Hull at dkhull@ bethanywv .edu for further details.