The Honors Program 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; and to broaden intellectual horizons through interdisciplinary collaboration.
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.
LeTourneau University Honors Program participants must complete at least 16 credit hours of honors courses. During the freshman year, students enroll in up to four honors courses: Honors Seminar, Biblical Worldview, Honors English Composition I (if needed) 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 or her academic advisor will choose from honors courses offered each semester.
During the senior year, a one-hour seminar honors class will serve as a capstone experience for the student. The course will move the student into dealing with post-graduation issues and life, and is required of all Honors Program students.
Upon completion of the Honors Program, student diplomas will reflect this achievement, and students will be recognized at commencement. Additionally, the students' permanent academic records at LeTourneau University will reflect participation in the Honors Program.
Approximately 23 students are admitted to the Program each fall. The selection process is highly competitive considering outstanding academic achievement as well as extracurricular involvement. Applicants should enjoy thinking deeply about ideas and participating in lively classroom discussions. Those who would enjoy such a program are invited to apply.
Contact: Dr. Steven D. Mason, Associate Provist for the Office of the Provost and Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, LeTourneau University, P.O. Box 7001, Longview, TX 75607-7001.
Telephone: 903-233-3200; Fax: 903-233-3259; Email: StevenMason@letu.edu