The W. Garie Taylor Honors Program promotes a community of scholars by developing challenging curricula, cultural enrichment, and face-to-face interaction with guest speakers who are academic, business, scientific, arts, religious, and political leaders. The program fosters community through the participation of academic scholarship winners; small class interaction with Honors Program professors; visits to museums or places of historical, ecological, scientific, economic, or artistic importance; and community service.
Students admitted to the Taylor Honors Program take a minimum of 15 hours of honors courses. These hours can be met in the core and/or in existing upper-level Honors classes. Additionally, a student can arrange with an instructor to have an existing course count for Honors credit through a course contract. A minimum grade of B- in the course is required for honors credit.
- Students applying to the honors program must complete the application form.
- The Honors Program is open to all high school students with a 25 ACT and a minimum 3.5 GPA. Students who do not meet the above requirements may participate in the Honors Program if they have a cumulative 3.0 GPA after their semester of at least 15 hours at the University of Tennessee Southern.
- Transfer students may enter by graduating from an honors program at a two-year college, completing honors classes at another college, and having a transcript evaluation upon enrollment to the University of Tennessee Southern.
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W. Garie Taylor Honors Program Big Picture & Lecture Series
The W. Garie Taylor Honors Program sponsors programs to bring speakers to campus and to provide forums for the presentation of academic research and other interests of the campus community. The Big Picture Series is a forum for presenting research or vital interests pursued by faculty and students, while the Lecture Series features outside scholars from various disciplines.
Have any questions? Contact any of the co-directors, and we will be happy to help.