As part of this interdisciplinary leadership studies minor, honors students may draw on courses from most of Harding's other colleges to harmonize their leadership studies with other academic interests. The course choices offered for the minor are intended to provide a strong, broad foundation for outstanding University students who want to develop a servant-leadership lifestyle.
Students who wish to minor in leadership studies may come from any academic major, but must be members of the Honors College. By offering the leadership studies minor, Harding joins Ivy League schools and other prestigious colleges with similar programs.
It is recommended that students complete lower level H or HNRS courses prior to undertaking upper level honors contract courses.
An Honors contract is a mechanism for adding an “honors dimension” to a non-honors course. The contract project will add to the academic depth of the course by introducing new material or by allowing the student to more deeply explore the subject matter beyond the standard syllabus.
Honors Contracts are required of all Honors College Graduates and Honors College Graduates with Distinction.
Learn more about Honors Contracts and view deadlines for honors contract proposals on Pipeline.
Honors College Graduates with Distinction are required to complete an Honors Senior Capstone Project. The selected project will demonstrate mastery of a discipline and achievement of the objectives of the Honors College.
Prospective Honors capstone students must meet the following qualifications:
- Member of the Honors College in good standing
- Senior classification in final year of studies
- Minimum cumulative gpa of 3.5
- Must be reasonably able to meet the criteria for Graduation with Distinction.
The student must schedule an appointment and meet with Dr. James Huff, Honors College Faculty Fellow, prior to submitting the proposal form. This form will be provided following your meeting.
Learn more about the Honors Capstone and view deadlines for proposals on Pipeline.