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Worcester State University Honors Program


Worcester State University offers selected students the option of partially fulfilling their distribution requirements through participation in the college-wide Honors Program. The purpose of the Honors Program is to present students with a diverse, innovative, and stimulating learning environment that is composed of interdisciplinary and multicultural courses taught, whenever possible, in small sections. Students are encouraged to contact the Honors Program Director for information regarding admission into the program.

To continue in the Honors Program, the student must; complete a total of twenty-one credits in honors courses (six 3-credit courses and a 3-credit capstone experience during their first year, sophomore year, junior and/or senior years).

Commonwealth Honors Scholars: Successful completion of the honors courses and a senior thesis will qualify the student to become a Commonwealth Honors Scholar. The Commonwealth Honors Program is a collaboration of select Massachusetts institutions of higher education that provides the student with unique educational opportunities through state-wide conferences, shared cultural activities, and cooperative academic and research support. A student need not be a Commonwealth Honors Scholar to complete the President’s Scholars Honors Program in good standing.

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