The Honors Program at LeTourneau University challenges academically talented and highly motivated students to reach their full intellectual, social, spiritual, and leadership potential in a global society. Within an active learning environment, the Honors Program fosters ingenuity in independent and collective problem solving, enabling the students to relate learning to experiential practice. The Honors Program offers opportunities to integrate faith and learning; to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate ideas; to express concepts and research effectively; to broaden intellectual horizons through interdisciplinary collaboration; and to explore their major fields with greater depth.
Participation in and completion of the Honors Program require no additional fees and the Program is available to qualified students regardless of their chosen major. In addition to the academic challenges, Honors Program students participate in various social events and community service opportunities. Honors Program students may also become involved with the University's Center for the Development of Christian Leadership. The purpose of the Center is to prepare students to lead transformational change in their local and global communities.
Following two years of careful planning by a university-wide committee, the Honors Program was initiated in the Fall of 2001. Approximately 23 students are admitted to the Program each fall.
LeTourneau University Honors Program participants must complete at least 17 credit hours of honors courses. During the freshman year, students must enroll in three honors courses: Honors Seminar, Biblical Worldview, and Honors English Composition II.
Students must take two three-hour honors courses and two one-hour honors seminars during the sophomore and junior years. The Honors Program student and his/her academic advisor will choose from honors courses offered each semester.
During the senior year, two one-hour seminar honors classes will serve as capstone experiences for the student. The courses will move the student into dealing with post-graduation issues and life, and are required of all Honors Program students.
Upon completion of the Honors Program, students will receive an Honors Degree and will be recognized at commencement. Additionally, the students' permanent academic records at LeTourneau University will reflect participation in the Program.
Selection is competitive and considers outstanding academic achievement as well as extracurricular involvement. Applicants should enjoy thinking deeply about ideas and participating in lively classroom discussions. Students who would derive benefit and enjoyment from such a program are invited to apply.
Contact: Dr. Stan Coppinger, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, LeTourneau University, P.O. Box 7001, Longview, TX 75607-7001.
Telephone: 903-233-3200; Fax: 903-233-3259; E-mail: StanCoppinger@letu.edu