The Flory Honors Program is for students who:
The Flory Honors Program is an honors program consisting of stimulating and interesting opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. In the curricular element of the program, students who matriculate as first-year students take a minimum of five honors designated courses, plus an honors project and the capstone seminar (IDS-470H: Senior Capstone Seminar), for seven courses total. First year students begin the program with an honors section of FILA-150 (FILA Seminar), the College’s first-year seminar.
Students who matriculate as transfer students complete the following requirements based on the number of credits transferred.
Incoming first-year and transfer students who have been offered admission into the College and present a strong record of academic achievement will be invited to join the Flory Honors program.
First-year students will need:
Transfer students will need:
Current BC students with at least a 3.5 cumulative BC GPA may be nominated by a BC professor for membership.
Flory Honors Program Course Options
A variety of options are offered for completing the honors course requirements. The most common path is taking an honors section of an existing course offered for the general education, major or elective credit. Honors courses are different in that they provide greater opportunity for students to develop their capacities for creativity, independent learning and leadership.
In addition to honors designated courses, another possibility is completing an honors upgrade to a non-honors course. In an honors upgrade, students work closely with faculty to build an additional honors component to the course that expands upon the course material in creative and challenging ways.