Honors College

Being selected as an Honors College student is, well, an honor. During your four years at Regent, you’ll participate in specialized classes that foster a sense of community and friendship. As an Honors College student, you’ll also enjoy intellectual, spiritual and emotional transformation. We believe this has the potential to change relationships, families, households, companies, schools, and even governments and nations for the better. Your transformation, in effect, will help transform the world.

About

  • A classical approach from a Christian perspective
  • Extensive mentorship and leadership training by faculty
  • Small, intimate class sizes
  • A program that fosters community and friendships
  • Additional privileges at the library
  • Travel funds provided for juniors/seniors on a competitive basis
  • Potential annual scholarship award
  • The Honors College includes specially designed courses
  • Honors students will be required to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Students must be formally admitted to the College in order to participate. (See Application FAQs below for the Honors College process.)
  • Associate of Arts and Associate of Science students are not eligible to participate in this program.
  • The Honors College is not available online.

The Honors College seeks to graduate students with Transformed Minds, Purposeful Lives, and Creative Leadership. Drawing from God’s Word, great thinkers, and great books, the Honors College will foster in our students the knowledge, character, and skills needed to create and implement godly solutions to wicked problems.

This biblically-rich, residential only, curriculum equips students in a collaborative environment to apply the best of Christian, classical, and contemporary thought, utilize analytical skills, and engage in creative problem-solving. The curriculum expands progressively from the individual to the world with a focus on enduring questions and contemporary implications.

Course Requirements

Course number and title Course Description Credits
HONS 150 The Good Person Inter-disciplinary examination of human beings with focus on defining and cultivating the good person. Attention will be given to the most pressing problems and solutions for the individual in contemporary culture. 3
HONS 200 The Great Family Inter-disciplinary examination of the family with focus on defining the term, its role in shaping the individual, and its influence on society at large. Attention will be given to the most pressing problems and solutions for families in contemporary culture. Only available to honors students. 3
HONS 250 The Just Society Inter-disciplinary examination of society with a focus on justice and duty in both private and civic life. Attention will be given to the most pressing problems and solutions in contemporary society. 3
HONS 300 The Exceptional Country Inter-disciplinary and comparative examination of the American Republic with a focus on leadership, founding principles, pressing problems, and solutions. 3
HONS 350 The Flourishing World Inter-disciplinary and comparative examination of human flourishing with a focus on competing legal, social, and economic world-systems. Attention will be given to the most pressing problems and solutions for the world today. 3

FAQs

  1. Apply for admission and be accepted to Regent University’s College of Arts & Sciences for an on-campus undergraduate program for the Fall semester.
  2. Apply separately for Regent’s Honors Program by March 15 to meet the deadline, with the exception of Scholars Weekend applicants.  Scholars Weekend applicants should let their admission counselor know of their interest in the honors program rather than submitting a separate Honors Program application. Please note that the application process is not complete until Regent receives a copy of your high school transcripts and SAT/ACT/CLT scores. If you have any questions, please contact our Office of Undergraduate Admissions at undergrad@regent.edu or 757.352.4960.

 

Complete both of the following essays:

Essay 1:

Write an essay (of no more than 600 words) on the following:

“Describe a time you faced a great deal of criticism from an authority figure in your life. How did you handle this situation and what impact did it have on your life? Did you accept, reject or modify this criticism in your life and how did you use this situation to improve?”

Essay 2

Write an essay (of no more than 600 words) on the following:

“What have been the greatest obstacles to spiritual growth in your life? What has contributed the most to your spiritual growth?”

After the March 15 deadline, high school GPA, standardized test scores, submitted resume and essay will be reviewed and qualified applicants will be contacted to set up an interview. If you have any questions, please contact our Office of Undergraduate Admissions at undergrad@regent.edu or 757.352.4960.

  1. You must be an accepted student to Regent for the fall semester. Your Honors Program application must be complete by March 15 for consideration preceding the semester of desired entry.
  2. You must be a high school senior to apply.
  3. 1250 SAT, 3.7 High School GPA.

Students applying for the Honors Program should exhibit:

  1. Teachability: A desire to learn and be mentored, which is rooted in the acknowledgment of God as Creator, Sustainer and Source of Wisdom, and expressed in humility.
  2. Intentionality: A commitment to cultivate character, a sense of duty, studiousness, as well as the ability to anticipate future needs and challenges.
  3. Integrative Thinking: A capacity to think creatively within and across the academic disciplines while integrating God’s truth into all fields of knowledge and areas of one’s life.

The deadline for Honors Program applications is 11:59p.m. ET on March 15. A completed admissions application is also required by March 15 for consideration.

Regent reserves the right to make all decisions relative to Honors Program invitations and scholarship awards. Once scholarship awards are made, decisions are final and criteria used to make scholarship decisions will remain confidential. Application to the Honors Program does not guarantee acceptance into the program.