Students should view Good Standing Policy and Curriculum below to find complete details about how to stay in Good Standing and complete their Mahurin Honors College Curriculum.
For students enrolled in Mahurin Honors College in/after Fall 2018
- Honors Upper Division - must have at least 3 hours in Major
- Colloquium or Internship - may be replaced by 3 hours of Honors elective in any level/major
- Proposal Writing Course - may be replaced by 1 hour of Honors elective in any level/major
For Non-Thesis Track:
- Capstone/Thesis Courses - may be replaced by 6 hours of Honors Upper Division in Major
For students enrolled in Mahurin Honors College between Fall 2014 and Spring 2018
- Honors Upper Division - must have 3 hours of Honors Upper Division in Major.
For Non-Thesis Track:
- Capstone/Thesis Courses - may be replaced by 6 hours of Honors Upper Division in Major.
For students enrolled in Honors in the Major
- Honors Upper Division - Must be within a single major.
- Honors Upper Division - If enrolled in/after Fall 2018, may include up to 6 hours of Honors Lower Division credits.
- All students who enter WKU and the Mahurin Honors College are automatically placed in the Mahurin Honors College Curriculum (which requires a CE/T.)
- If a student wants to declare the Honors Program curriculum (which does not require a CE/T), a formal declaration must be made before completing 90 credit hours. An appointment should be made with the Mahurin Honors College Academic Advisor to make the declaration and fill out the necessary paperwork.
- All students who entered WKU and the Mahurin Honors College prior to the Fall of 2014 were automatically placed in the old Honors Curriculum which is a 33 hour model (not listed.)
- All students who entered WKU and the Mahurin Honors College prior to the Fall of 2008 were automatically placed in the old Honors Curriculum which is a 24 hour model (not listed.)
- Any student that is currently in the old Honors Curriculum can opt into the Mahurin Honors College Curriculum or Honors Program Curriculum.
- Contact the Honors Coordinator of Academic Advising and Retention at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment to switch tracks or obtain the requirements associated with the old Honors Curriculum.
- Current Mahurin Honors College students in good standing, or newly admitted students, are eligible to take any course with an Honors designation.
- WKU students who are not a part of the Mahurin Honors College may still enroll in Honors courses with a minimum 3.2 cumulative college GPA or permission of the instructor.
Advising Tips and Reminders for Students
- To be eligible to participate in priority registration, you must fulfill your academic advising requirement by the specified date. Students on Warning Semester with the Mahurin Honors College must complete additional specified requirements for priority registration.
- When selecting Honors courses for each semester, keep in mind that it is easier to take more Honors courses in your first two years when you are taking WKU Colonnade courses and major or minor prerequisites.
- Do not skip over taking a course with the mindset, “I’ll just take it next semester!” Not all Honors courses are offered every semester. There is always a chance that the professor who previously taught it won’t be here next semester or that the department will decide to start offering a different course instead.
- Try to take HON 251 as early as possible, preferably in your first or second year.
- Augment a course if you cannot find an Honors course that fits into your schedule. There is no limit to the number of courses you can augment. However, they must be 300/400 level courses taught by a WKU faculty. [Online courses cannot be augmented.] Visit the augmentation contract page for more details.