Millersville University Honors College at a Glance

At present time, each Honors student is required to graduate with 30 (or more) total Honors credits. This includes the Honors Thesis which is generally 3 credits. Many Honors courses may also overlap with General Education credits. Another option for students is to complete 'Honors in the Major'. They have the option of changing 2 of their major courses into ones that satisfy the Honors credit requirement. 

To view specific honors courses being offered now, click here and select the appropriate semester. 

Freshman Year

Typically students take 9-12 credits of Honors courses:

  • English Composition
  • Speech Communication
  • Lab Science
  • Explorations in World Literature (spring semester of freshman year)
  • Calculus or Statistics
  • Explorations in the History of Ideas (fall semester of freshman year)

Sophomore Year

Typically students take 9-12 credits of Honors core courses:

  • Calculus or Statistics
  • Explorations in World Literature (if missed in freshman year)
  • Explorations in the History of Ideas (if missed in freshman year)
  • Lab Science
  • Honors Electives
  • Attend Honors Thesis Workshop and focus on finding a thesis topic and a thesis advisor

Junior Year

Typically students take 7-10 credits of Honors electives, thesis, and perspectives

First Semester:

  • Discuss thesis topic with thesis advisor
  • Honors Perspectives Course 

Second Semester:

  • HNRS 489: Independent Study - 1 credit
  • Complete thesis proposal and get committee in place

Senior Year

Typically students take 5-8 credits of Honors courses

First semester:

  • HNRS 499: Thesis - 2 credits
  • Submit intent to graduate form

Second Semester:

  • Electives