The Corban Honors Program provides highly-motivated students in any major with academic enrichment above and beyond the regular undergraduate curriculum. The program is rooted is rooted in the notion that we may glorify God through our intellectual endeavors when we seek wisdom and knowledge (Proverbs 1-3). Honors students will develop a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the Christian worldview through the lens of classical studies, especially history, literature, philosophy and the arts.
Honors students are given the opportunity to interact with distinguished scholars at special events, take at least three honors-level courses, and perhaps work with a faculty member on a research project. Participation in the Honors Program demonstrates an academic commitment and depth often sought by employers and valued highly by graduate schools.
The honors curriculum requires stringent effort and is structured to promote critical thinking within the realm of a Christian worldview. You’ll be challenged to wrestle with provocative themes and ideas in course topics such as:
- Christianity and the Arts
- World War Two in Literature & Film
- Existentialism and the Christian
- The Sanctifying Myths of J.R.R. Tolkien
- Great Dystopian Novels
- Good and Evil in the World of Harry Potter
- Masters of Filmmaking
- Superheroes and Philosophy
Active Honors Program student members receive a $250 scholarship each semester. This stipend is intended as an allowance to help pay for Honors Program activities. It may be used for admission to events, for purchasing books, or for general tuition purposes.
Incoming freshmen who meet the following basic requirements may apply to the Honors Program in the fall semester of their freshman year:
- Minimum 3.7 high school GPA
- 1350 SAT or 28 ACT (composite score)
Returning and transfer sophomores (with a minimum 3.5 GPA) intending to complete and graduate from the program may also apply for membership.
To subsequently remain active and graduate from the Honors Program, each student must:
- Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5.
- Attend and complete Honors Program events/activities during at least six semesters.
- Complete at least three courses from the Honors Program curriculum. (During one semester at Corban, students may choose to complete an optional independent study project as a substitute for one of the regularly scheduled honors program courses.)