The Honors Program
The Cincinnati State Honors Program supports the College goal of serving all aspects of the community by offering enhanced learning opportunities to academically talented, highly motivated students. The Honors Program curriculum complements existing degree programs; students can take Honors sections of many required courses. The Honors Program strives to establish an intellectual community among students and faculty by providing challenging coursework, academic enrichment activities, academic honors advising, and opportunities for student involvement. Honors Program graduates receive recognition at commencement and on their diploma and transcripts.
The Honors Program is open to full-time and part-time admitted degree-seeking students in all divisions of the College who meet the entry criteria listed below. Students are first admitted to a degree program and then to the Honors Program. All Honors Program students must take HNR 100 Orientation to Honors, as a prerequisite to or concurrent with other Honors classes.
Students accepted into the Honors Program who begin at Cincinnati State in the Fall Semester are eligible to apply for an Honors Program scholarship.
In addition to HNR 100 Orientation to Honors courses regularly offered as part of the Honors Program include:
|BIO 151||Anatomy and Physiology 1||4|
|BIO 152||Anatomy and Physiology 2||4|
|COMM 105||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|COMM 110||Public Speaking||3|
|ENG 101||English Composition 1||3|
|ENG 102||English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues||3|
|ENG 103||English Composition 2: Writing about Literature||3|
|HST 111||American History: Early Settlers to 1877||3|
|HST 112||American History: 1877 to Present||3|
|HNR 198||First Year Special Topics in Honors Program||1-9|
|LAW 101||Business Law||3|
|LIT 200||Introduction to Literature||3|
|LIT 210||The Short Story||3|
|LIT 240||The Novel||3|
|LIT 285||Women Writers||3|
|PHI 105||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|PSY 110||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|SOC 105||Introduction to Sociology||3|
For more information, contact Dr. Andrea Leslie, Honors Chair, (513) 569-1646, or visit the Honors Program page on the College website.
The entry criteria for the Honors Program include:
- New student, entering Cincinnati State directly from high school:
- Must have appropriate scores on the College placement/assessment test, and at least one of the following:
- High school GPA of 3.25 or higher
- High school rank in top 20%
- ACT score of 26
- New student, entering Cincinnati State five or more years after high school: Must have appropriate scores on the College placement/assessment test
- Current student: college GPA of 3.25 after 12 academic credits
- Transfer student: college GPA of 3.25 after 12 academic credits
All students applying for the Honors Program must submit two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with their academic potential and performance in a teaching/learning environment.