Mary C. Dodd Honors Program
Learning for the Sake of Wisdom and Understanding
Students accepted into the Mary C. Dodd Honors program share in the intellectually and spiritually stimulating community of the John Wesley Honors College as they pursue a wide-ranging set of seminar-style courses focused on the cultivation of “lived wisdom” and an honors concentration in their major area of study. Mary C. Dodd Honors Students typically enter the honors college as collegiate sophomores or juniors. Applications are welcome from current IWU and transfer students who hold a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Apply to the Mary C. Dodd Honors program.
Honors Humanities Minor
The heart of the academic experience for Mary C. Dodd Honors Students is the Honors Humanities Minor. This interdisciplinary minor offers a collaborative engagement of the fundamental questions of human existence informed by a holistic Christian vision of truth, goodness and beauty. The minor equips students to integrate their major coursework into the broader contexts and complexities of God’s world and to envision their career aspirations as an expression of a Christian calling. Many of these honors humanities courses apply toward the standard General Education requirements.
Curricular requirements of the Honors Humanities Minor
Honors Scholarship Concentration in a Major Area of Study
Mary C. Dodd Honors Students also have the opportunity to pursue an Honors Scholarship Concentration within their primary academic area(s) of interest which culminates in an independent or collaborative research/creative project under the direction of a faculty mentor from their major(s).
Graduating from the Honors College with Distinction as a Mary C. Dodd Honors Graduate
Upon successful completion of the Honors Humanities Minor and Honors Scholarship Concentration in a major area of study, students graduate from the John Wesley Honors College with honors distinction as Mary C. Dodd Honors Graduates. Students must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA and a 3.0 GPA in their coursework in the Honors Humanities minor.
Last updated: 05/04/2016