Honors Program

Program Information

The University of Wisconsin-Washington County (UW-WC) Honors Program is a challenge extended only to our best students. Through enriched course content and a closer association with faculty and interaction with other honor students, you can broaden and enhance your college experience.

The honors program is designed to provide high-achieving students with an exciting academic experience that challenges their unique abilities and prepares them well for future study. Students will find the classes in the program to be richly rewarding as well as excellent preparation for subsequent university work.

The UW-WC Honors program is unique in that a rotating set of two IS (interdisciplinary studies) courses form the basis for the program.

Course Information

Two Interdisciplinary studies courses form the basis for the program. The course code is INT 290 and the courses include: 

Deviant Minds

This course approaches the concept of deviance from both sociological and psychological perspectives, focusing on the “deviant” (rule-breaking) categories of mental illness and  criminal behavior. Offered in the spring semester.

 Faculty:

Dr. Margaret Hamilton, Professor, Psychology Department
Dr. Sandi Brunette-Hill, Associate Professor, Sociology & Anthropology Department 

When Cultures Collide

This course uses the methods of anthropology and history to examine the flashpoints of major cultural encounters where distant and different societies came into direct conflict. Offered in the fall semester.

 Faculty:

Dr. Chris Hays, Associate Professor, Anthropology & Sociology Department
Dr. Kirk Tyvela, Assistant Professor, History Department

 

Eligibility Information

UW-WC students eligible to take an honors course include: 

First year: Composite score of 27 or higher on the ACT tests or consent of instructors.
Continuing students: College GPA of 3.5 or higher or consent of instructors.

To learn more about the Honors program, contact Dr. Roger Peterson roger.peterson@uwc.edu , Associate Dean.

Honors Awards

UW-Washington County students who successfully complete an honors course are entitled to the following:

  • Honors Course designation on transcript.
     
  • A letter of recommendation (upon request) for future scholastic endeavors or work. This letter will be crafted by the student’s professors, edited by the dean, and issued from the dean’s office.
  • Recognition of the Honors cohort at Commencement.
     
  • Eligibility to receive a UW-WC Honors Scholarship (issued to top performing students). Criteria will include course grade and faculty evaluations. The UW-WC Honors Committee will make final determination.

 
Additional Opportunities:

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Scholarships