Courses Our Students Take
Our academic goals are:
Creative and critical thinking
Leadership and service
Education in the humanities
Students participate in small classes: 18 students or less.
University Honors College Program of Study
Students must complete the University Honors College core curriculum, with a minimum of 18 hours in honors-designated courses, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 in order to secure the “University Honors College” designation at graduation.
University Honors College Core Curriculum (34 credits total; 18 credits in IHP courses)
Honors students follow the same University Core Curriculum as all students at Duquesne, with one distinction: 18 of the 34 credits in the University Core Curriculum must be taken as honors courses. University Honors College courses are designated with the subject code “IHP.”
Four courses are required of every honors student:
IHP 104 Honors Inquiry I
IHP 105 Honors Inquiry II
IHP 132 Honors Philosophy
IHP 145 Honors Theology
Students must also complete at least two of the following:
IHP 201 Honors Seminar in Faith and Reason
IHP 202 Honors Seminar in Global Diversity*
IHP 203 Honors Seminar in Social Justice
IHP 204 Honors Seminar in Creative Arts
*Students wishing to study abroad may meet the Global Diversity requirement through enrollment in IHP 205, Honors International Study Abroad.
University Honors College Fellows Find Excitement through Study
In addition to completing the basic curriculum above, honors students may pursue the designation of “Fellow” by completing 4 additional honors classes.
Our Honors Fellows find exciting ways to merge their professional goals with other unique aspects of learning, or other talents they enjoy. And the Honors College can help fund your experiences and projects.
Recently we sent Andrew Gaiser to Japan, a senior in Pharmacy. And Andrew Witchger built a pendulum as part of his Honors Fellows project.