Obtaining an Honors designation for your degree is a sign that you have gone “above and beyond” the normal degree requirements. It allows you to stand out in a crowded field of your peers as a mark of a person who decided to take greater advantage of their college experience.
While at MWSU, being a member of the Honors Program grants the following benefits:
- Priority registration for classes
- Enrollment in Honors Colloquia, classes that discuss interesting and stimulating topics not normally found as a part of a student’s degree requirements
- Pursuit of membership in the Student Honors Organization
- Pursuit of membership in Alpha Chi National Honor Society
- Residence in the Academic Achievement floor in Vaselakos Hall
- Use of the Honors Lounge, Spratt 202
In addition, the Honors Thesis requirement is an excellent preparation for a M.S. or Ph.D. program, and the Honors designation on a degree can make an already strong application to a competitive professional school program just that much stronger.
But do you know what the real benefit is to obtaining an Honors designation on your degree?
Many chemistry students already fulfill many of the requirements for the Majors Honors program, in the normal course of their academic studies!
The majority of chemistry students:
- Participate in research projects under the direction of a faculty mentor
- Present their research results at regional or national conferences
- Write a research-style paper
All of these activities can blend very well with the requirements for the Majors Honors designation.
So why not take the few extra steps to get formal, documented recognition for work that you, most likely, are already going to do anyway?