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Honors College

East Tennessee State University

graduation 2018

University, Midway, Fine & Performing Arts, Honors-In-Discipline and Presidential Honors Community Service Scholars Programs provide students the opportunity to complete an Honors Baccalaureate degree in their academic major. Selection to an Honors Scholars program is competitive. Applicants are evaluated on their academic accomplishments, writing, major coursework, extra-curricular activities, and contributions to their communities. Honors Scholars experience a strong sense of community and diversity, as well as access to exceptional academic programs, support, research, distinctive opportunities, and recognition not available at many universities.

Research is a central component of an Honors experience at ETSU. The Honors College ensures that undergraduates can work with top university faculty on cutting-edge research. These opportunities expose students to actual scholarship and practice in their chosen field of study. 2016 research opportunities produced the following:

Experiential Learning opportunities in the Honors College recognize the value of unique field courses, exchange programs, internships, student activities and service opportunities that make the world a classroom. With a variety of funding sources, knowledgeable advisors and expertise across all fields of study, the Honors College is committed to supporting our students as they pursue — and achieve — their individual passions and dreams.

  • New semester study abroad programs in Canada, Spain, and New Zealand.
  • Model United Nations Student Organization has sent an ETSU delegation to either the national or international Model UN conferences for the past eight years, with help from the Honors College, external donors, and the Student Government Association.
  • 40 ETSU students have attended The Washington Center for academic seminars and internships (e.g., Brookings Institute; Voice of America; Amnesty International; US Attorney General’s Office, U.S. Department of Education, and The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) since 2008.




College Updates

  • New Presidential Honors Community Service program Fall 2017
  • New Honors-In-Discipline programs in Early Childhood Education
    and Special Education
  • New  Storytelling minor added to the Fine and Performing Arts Scholars program
  • 460 ETSU students are participating in Honors programs across campus
  • 200+ Honors Theses available online via the ETSU Honors College Thesis Repository

Our incoming classes for 2018/2019

  • 24 University Honors Scholars from TN, NC, IN
  • 15 Fine & Performing Arts Scholars from TN, NC, VA
  • 22 Midway Honors Scholars from TN, VA, China
  • 89 Honors-in-Discipline Scholars from NJ, NC, OH, SC, TN, VA, Nigeria, Sweden, and Bangladesh
  • 25 Presidential Honors Community Service Scholars from TN, NC, VA, KY








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