Through creative, inquiry-based learning experiences, students in the John Wesley Scholars Program engage in a transformative education that goes well beyond knowledge accumulation and career preparation. Ultimately, the purpose of the Honors College curriculum is to prepare and equip students for a lifelong cultivation of wisdom and understanding for the sake of a Christian life well-lived.
John Wesley Scholars enter the Honors College as freshmen and over the course of four years complete an Honors Humanities Major. This interdisciplinary major—which addresses life’s great questions from the perspectives of Scripture, theology, philosophy, history, literature, psychology, sociology, the arts and more—satisfies a student’s general education requirements at Indiana Wesleyan. Honors Humanities is offered as a complementary major that provides interdisciplinary preparation for a more holistic and meaningful engagement of other fields of study and thus is intended to complement a student’s primary major.
For more detail, peruse the curricular requirements for the Honors Humanities Major, read course descriptions, and view a sample four-year plan. Applications to the program are accepted on a rolling basis, but students are encouraged to apply early enough to be considered for the Servant Leader Scholarship Competition.