Roxanne Hoch ’15

Major: International Studies
Hometown:Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

While taking Elementary Chinese, I had the opportunity to practice traditional Chinese calligraphy. This was my absolute favorite part of class because it shows that there is not only a difference in the way words are written (characters versus letters), but also a difference in the method of how the language is written.

Honors Program Eligibility

The Honors Program at the University of Mount Union includes two separate tracks: University Honors and Honors in the major.

University Honors Program Eligibility

The University Honors Program accepts 40-48 incoming eligible first year students each fall. Eligibility is limited to students with the following:

  • ACT score of at least 27 or SAT-1 score of at least 1220 (CR+M)
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.5 or a high school rank in the top 15 percent of their class
  • Permission of the Honors Directors

In order to remain in good standing in University Honors, a student must maintain a 3.5 GPA.

Honors in the Major Program Eligibility

Students who would like to participate in Honors in the Major do not have to participate in the University Honors. In order to be accepted into Honors in the Major, students must hold a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the major and submit a project proposal.

Graduation Requirements
For graduation with Honors in the Major, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average in the major at least 12 semester hours of appropriate honors credit. Eligible courses may be specified by the major department, as described in each departmental section of the University Catalogue.

Recognition at Graduation and on Transcript
Students who graduate with University Honors or Honors in the Major may wear a red honors cord at Commencement.  “University Honors” or "Honors in [student’s major]" is printed after their name in the commencement program, as appropriate. Graduation with University Honors or Honors in the Major is printed on the official grade transcript, along with the honors grade "H" preceding the grade in each course in which honors credit was earned.

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