Each year nearly 1,000 undergraduates participate in the University Honors Program. Of the approximately 2,000 new students who enter Wright State each fall, more than 300 will participate in the Honors Program. Most of those students will receive some type of Wright State scholarship and about 50 will also have Competitive Honors Scholarships.
Honors students are expected to take three Honors classes during their first year. Most students earn A's or B's in their Honors classes. Between 20 and 25 courses are offered for Honors credit each term.
Most of the time, Honors classes meet the Wright State Core or major program requirements. The required interdisciplinary seminar (UH 4000) is an additional course in some majors, but most students may count it as an elective.
Honors students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and work toward earning an Honors degree designation. Students who complete at least four Honors courses during the first two years are presented with a sophomore certificate.
Faculty who teach Honors courses are from every college on campus. Some are senior faculty members, who are recognized authorities in their fields. Some are lecturers, people who specialize in teaching. Some are adjuncts, people who teach part-time for Wright State University. Adjuncts are often people with unique backgrounds and special expertise who bring real-world experience to the classroom. The things that we hope bring all Honors faculty together are a love of teaching and a commitment to life-long learning. Annually, one faculty member is chosen as Honors Teacher of the Year.