Honors Courses

Students are required to enroll in one Honors course each semester until they have completed four Honors courses. Special exceptions may apply, and should be discussed with the Honors director.

The Honors Program classes are meant to be challenging; they aren't meant to be torture. Honors courses are designed to be innovative, enjoyable, and rewarding since students of similar abilities are grouped together in small classes. Students will get to know your professors well- just the kind of thing that helps when you need letters of recommendation. The books, papers, tests, and projects will expand the way you think. The number of assignments will be about the same--they'll just be more interesting and more creative. They won't be busy work.

If students do well in regular classes, they will also do well in honors classes. And the fact that a student  took honors level work is clearly indicated on their  transcript.

Course Requirements for Graduation

Students Completing all Coursework at Armstrong

  • Honors students do not require additional credits to graduate. 
  • In order to graduate with the designation "Graduate of the Armstrong Honors Program" students must complete at least four Honors Courses with a grade of “B” or higher. 
  • If students choose to repeat courses, the subsequent grade will replace the previous grade, even if the subsequent grade is lower.

Transfer Students

  • Students that transferred from a different college to Armstrong must complete the appropriate number of Honors courses with a grade of “B” or higher. 
  • Students transferring with 60+ credit hours must take at least one Honors course.
  • Students entering with 30-59 hours will need at least two.
  • Students with 15-29 will need at least three.
  • Students with fewer than 15 will need at least four (like all other Honors Program students).

Courses Offered

Fall 2014

CRN Course Number Course Name Days/Time Professor
BIOL 1107H 
BIOL 1107A
Biology I 
Biology I Lab
TR 12:30pm - 1:45pm
R 2:00pm - 4:50pm
80009 ECON 2105H Principles of Macroeconomics TR 2:00pm - 3:15pm Mangee
80139 ENGL 1102H Composition II TR 9:30am - 10:45am Mason
81462 MATH 1161H Calculus I TR 2:00pm - 3:40pm Lambert
80040 PSYC 1101H Introduction to Psychology MWF 11:00am - 11:50am McCarley
80041 PSYC 1101H Introduction to Psychology TR 12:30pm - 1:45pm Roberts
First Class        
ENGL 1101H
FYSL 1000
Composition I
First Class Seminar
MWF 10:00am - 10:50am
W 11:00am - 11:50am
BIOL 1107H
BIOL 1107A
FYSL 1000
Biology I
Biology I Lab
First Class Seminar
MW 11:00am - 12:15pm
M 2:00pm - 4:50pm
W 2:00 - 2:50pm
HIST 1112H
FYSL 1000
Civilization II
First Class Seminar
MW 9:30am - 10:45am
T 9:30am - 10:20am
GEOG 1100H
FYSL 1000
World Regional Geography
First Class Seminar
MW 9:30am - 10:45am
T 8:00am - 8:50am

Spring 2014

CRN Course Number Course Name Days/Time Professor
20428 Engl 1102 Composition II MW 1:30-2:45 Baker
21427 Hist 1112 Civilization II TR 9:30-10:45 Hall
21432 Hist 2000 Ethics and Values in Hist TR 2:00-3:15 Belzer
21195 Bio 1108 Principles of Biology II MW 11:00-12:15 Zettler
21196 Bio 1108L Principles of Biology II Lab M 1:00-3:59 Zettler
20504 Phil 2010 Intro to Philosophy TR 9:30-10:45 Simmons
21686 Psych 2300 Global Persp. in Develop. Psych TR 11:00-12:15 Roberts