In all of the programs we offer, Cheyney takes a holistic approach to student development. And this approach is amplified in the Keystone Honors Academy. Here, we seek to graduate students with exceptional habits of mind, practice, and heart to be visionary leaders and responsible citizens. Our curriculum is designed to engage and prepare high academic achievers among the millennial generation, and to deliver the fullest academic honors experience. In so doing, we help to prepare these talented students to successfully compete for advanced graduate study and professional placement.
The Honors curriculum follows a hybrid model that includes:
- A core of required honors courses
- Addendum courses, including an upper-level course with additional assignments beyond those ordinarily required
- A senior thesis/project and a service requirement.
Students must maintain a minimum B average each semester. A total of 20 credit hours in honors courses and completion of an honors thesis/project are required to receive an honors designation on the diploma. Students transferring to Cheyney from honors programs may be evaluated to determine if coursework satisfies Keystone Honors Academy requirements.
Students seeking honors designation on their diploma are required to complete the following honors core courses. These courses will be used as the free electives that each academic major allows, and satisfy the requirements of the general education curriculum. Six credit hours are within the student’s major and are taken as addenda courses. These courses result in a senior honors thesis or project.
(1) Honors First Year Seminar I (1) Honors First Year Seminar 2 (3) Honors English II – H-HEN113 (3) Honors Critical Thinking – H-HPH110
(3) Honors African American Experience in the Global Context (3) Honors coursework in a discipline which incorporates service learning components
(3) 300 or 400 Level Writing Intensive Course within Student’s Major (Addendum) Addendum Contract – Junior Year
(3) Capstone Course with Honors Thesis/Project (Addendum) Thesis Proposal Form Honors Curriculum Rubric