Program Requirements

Honors Courses

Students in the Honors Program are required to take a variety of special courses to complete the program. The Honors seminar portion consists of five classes, for 15 credits. As the university begins a new General Education Program (Fall 2012), we will try to ensure that each Honors seminar class satisfies specific General Education Goals and that appropriate General Education Points are assigned.

The Honors Independent Study component consists of three courses. The first course is Introduction to Research, a 1 credit course currently taught by Professor Dave Magolis. Honors Independent Study 1 and 2 are three credit courses in which the student works with a faculty mentor to complete an original research project. Honors students typically begin this sequence of courses during their junior year.

The Independent Study sequence concludes with a written project and a presentation to the Honors community. The Honors Program supports requests for funds related to these projects, routinely sends students to national conferences for presentations, and encourages students to consider submitting their work to professional journals.

A list of current honors course offerings may be found here.

A list of this year's HIS project presentations and photos may be found here.

Service Requirements

Community involvement is an important aspect of the Honors Program and is an obligation of all members. Every Honors student is required to complete at least 8 hours of service each semester. They have the option of completing it over three different projects or do a semester long project. If you chose the semester long project it needs to be approved by the Honors Office staff. The approval form that would need to be submitted is listed below. Students are encouraged to be active members of the Honors Program community and to begin new service projects of personal interest.


Honors Program Requirements and Service – Description of Honors Courses, Introduction to Research, Honors Independent Study, and Community Service

Honors Program Requirement Sheet - Guide to keep track of Courses, Introduction to Research, and Honors Independent Study

Honors Program Service Record – Guide to keep track of service projects. This needs to be handed in at the end of EVERY semester in order to get credit!

Honors Program Semester Long Service Form – Approval form for a semester-long honors project.



The Bloomsburg University Honor Program is a community of students and faculty with strong academic, social, and service aspirations.


Honors Department Offices
Located on the corner of Luzerne nearest the BU store, across from the Kehr Union building.


Feel free to contact the honors department with any questions you may have.
Phone: (570) 389-5481
More contact information can be found at the contact us page on this site.