Students who have completed their Honors College Core requirements may apply to carry out additional honors course work through the Honors Fellows Program. The choice to be an Honors Fellow can enhance your honors experience in many ways. It is purely voluntary; only a small percentage of honors students will meet the challenge.
Honors Fellows Projects are as unique as the individual students who pursue them. The types of work that could be proposed include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Independent research project and paper of significant depth andmajorly
• Performance recital
• Ongoing research with professors, culminating in senior thesis
• Service learning project
• Original creative work(s): art, music, prose, or poetry
Honors Fellows opt for twelve (12) additional hours of course work. They graduate with a total of 30 IHP credits on their transcript
Some options for earning IHP credits:
• Take all four theme area classes in IHP (instead of choosing just two).
• Pass courses designated as "honors" within your major (Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, and Philosophy all offer honors classes, for example).
• Study abroad and earn IHP credit for classes at international study centers.
• Participate in Duquesne's annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium as you conduct research in a Duquesne University class.
• Earn IHP credit for summer internships or work experience.
• Enroll in IHP 300, Directed Readings, with a professor in your major mentoring your progress.
• Complete IHP 450, Honors Senior Project.
Interested? Click here for steps to becoming an Honors Fellow.
For the 2013 Endowed Fellows Competition! Click here to read the call for fellows. Applications are due February 15.
Honors Fellow Katie Wozniak, watch her video
Recognition Upon Graduation
Students who complete the Honors College Fellows Program requirements successfully will be designated as Fellows of the Duquesne University Honors College. The College will add their names to a special plaque mounted in Assumption Hall. Fellows will be entitled to wear Honors College regalia at commencement. The registrar will record all honors work done in the Honors College Fellows Program on students’ official University transcripts.