Oct 26, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Honors Curriculum


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Life is not specialized. It is “interdisciplinary.” Vocationally, we may be engineers or neurosurgeons or entertainers; but, at all times we are subject to the human condition and live our lives as generalists. Academic divisions are pragmatic ways of organizing fields of knowledge, and of training specialists for a specific domain. But the philosophy of Belmont’s Honors Program is that to be educated liberally one must erase these imaginary boundaries and tear down the mental walls that hamper free access to fields of information. A holistic vision and appreciation of the human experience must be created. This philosophical commitment is best expressed in the organization of the Honors Program curriculum. In the courses that make up our program of study, teams of honors faculty members move beyond rigid compartmentalization and foster the synthetic worldview necessary to become a Belmont Scholar.

*Honors students are required to complete 12-16 hours of the curriculum through a Study Abroad experience.

Honors Signature Courses: 21 Hours


Honors Signature Courses (21 Hours): higher-level, challenging interdisciplinary courses that provide the unique stamp of a Belmont Honors liberal arts education within the Honors Core:

Honors Foundation Courses: 22 Hours


Honors Signature Courses (22 Hours): a broad spectrum of courses that provide essential knowledge in a diverse array of academic fields.  These are HON-designated versions of regular BELL Core offerings.  Coureses will be HON designation by category but can be designed around subjects seen in each category listed below:

Degree Cognates: 0-15 Hours


Degree Cognates (0-15 hours). These distinguish the various degrees from one another, indicating the extension of liberal learning that is appropriate to each distinct degree. You are only required to take the hours listed under the particular degree you are pursuing. Students should choose Degree Cognates in different subjects than the Foundation Courses (2 different prefixes).  

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): 15 hours
    • 3 additional hours in Social Science
    • 3 additional hours in Humanities
    • 6 hours in Foreign Language (at the 2000 or higher level)
    • 3 additional hours in Science
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.): 15 hours
    • 6 additional hours in Social Science
    • 3 additional hours in Humanities
    • 3 additional hours in Math
    • 3 additional hours in Science
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.): 12 hours
    • ECO 2210 , Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hours)
    • ECO 2220 , Principles of Microeconomics (3 hours)
    • MTH 1150 , Elementary Statistics (3 hours)
    • 3 additional hours in Humanities
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.): 10 hours
    • MTH 1151 , Elementary Statistics for the Sciences
    • PSY 1100 , General Psychology (3 hours) OR PSY 1200 : Introduction to Psychological Science (4 hours)
    • CEM 1020 , General, Organic, and Biochemistry (4 hours)
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health (B.S.P.H.): 13 Hours
    • BIO 1120 , Principles of Biology II (4 Hours)
    • MTH 1151 , Elementary Statistics for the Sciences (3 Hours)
    • PSC 1300 , U.S. and World Affairs (3 Hours)
    • ECO 2220 , Principles of Microeconomics (3 Hours)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.): 12 hours
    • 6 additional hours in Social Science
    • MTH 1150 , Elementary Statistics
    • PSY 1100 , General Psychology (3 hours) OR PSY 1200 , Introduction to Psychological Science (4 hours)
  • Bachelor of Music (B.M.): no Degree Cognates*
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.): no Degree Cognates

 

Total Required for the Program: 43-58 Hours


*Honors students are required to complete 12-16 hours of the curriculum through a Study Abroad experience.


** Honors program students pursuing the BM degree, the BA with a Major in Music, or the BFA in Musical Theatre must take:

 

 

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