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Honors Program

The Honors Program at Pitt-Greensburg was established to enrich students' college experience and to provide special recognition for their academic talents.

Eligibility and Requirements

Students may apply to participate in the program at any point during their academic career.

  • Current Pitt-Greensburg students must hold a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Incoming Pitt-Greensburg students must demonstrate a history of academic excellence, commitment, and intellectual curiosity.
  • Honors Students are required to enroll in at least one Honors section per academic year or participate in an approved enrichment project.
  • Honors Students must maintain a 3.5 overall GPA and must have a 3.5 GPA by the time of graduation in order to graduate with Honors Program recognition.

Life as an Honors Student

Honors Students maintain their eligibility by earning Honors Credits - achieved by taking honors courses or engaging in active learning projects, such as planning events in coordination with the Academic Village.

An Honors Program transcript will be maintained, tracking students' honors courses and learning projects. The Honors Program Committee, in coordination with Honors Students will plan events of interest to Honors Students. 

Special Opportunities and Recognition

Honors Students who maintain the designated requirements of the program:

  • receive the Pitt-Greensburg Honors Graduate Recognition at graduation.
  • enjoy close mentoring relationships with Honors Program faculty throughout their time at Pitt-Greensburg.
  • are provided opportunities for academic travel and Pitt-Greensburg faculty-directed study abroad programming.

How to Apply

For students applying for Fall 2021, complete the Honors Program Application >>

Note: Applications are now closed for the Spring 2021 semester.

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List of Honors Designated Courses

Current Honors Designated Courses - Instructors for these courses have indicated that they are willing to work with students to provide an honors designation for the listed courses. Students must still request the designation from the instructor and both must complete the Honors Course Agreement (see below).  Note that a course does not have to be listed here to be eligible for an honors designation.


Honors Program Brochure 

For Faculty Members

Honors Course Agreement >>