The first cohort of the new Honors in the Major program enrolled fall 2009. To be eligible for Honors In The Major (HIM), students must complete one semester of study at FSU, earn at least 12 semester credit hours, and earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher. Applications are accepted in the spring of each academic year. Transfer students who have not earned more than sixty hours are also eligible to apply. Once in HIM, students complete 18 credit hours through course contracts, and an additional three to six hours in one of our learning community courses (global society or global geography or a designated Foreign language).
FSU believes that a college degree is not enough to ensure success; students have a university experience that prepares them for global citizenship. A significant component of the Honors in the Major Program is Study Abroad. Each student accepted to Honors in the Major is encouraged to apply to an FSU-sponsored Study Abroad experience when such an experience is available. Students may earn up to six hours of transfer credit from Study Abroad; these hours may be applied to HIM requirements.
Students enrolled in Honors in the Major take more challenging curriculum in the major area of study; study with students from other cultures, complete interdisciplinary research projects with stimulating faculty; have priority registration for classes; and graduate with distinction in the major.