Welcome to the Honors Program

The Honors Program offers you and other gifted individuals the opportunity to deepen and expand your intellectual growth. Honors provides a place for students who find that making an A in a particular subject is not ultimately satisfying and who find comfort in a meaningful understanding of their subject and our world.

Through formal academic structures and informal social functions, Honors undertakes to increase your ability to think critically and to communicate effectively. In small Honors seminars, you will complete twenty-five to twenty-seven hours of the general studies required by Fairmont State. You will develop strong friendships with other Honors students in these classes. You will also have greater contact with the faculty teaching these courses. During your senior year, you will work closely with one of the Honors faculty on an independent senior project.

In Honors, you will have the option of traveling in the United States and abroad as part of interdisciplinary courses. On this Web site, you can see pictures of some of the trips students in Honors have made to museums, art galleries, theatrical performances, ballets, symphonies, operas, and historical sites.

Each of these activities is designed to encourage you to think independently and to see yourself as a citizen of the planet. I invite you to accept the challenge and to join us in Honors.

J. Robert Baker, Director

 

 

 
 
Honors Students
 
 
Echiniscus perviirids, a species of tardigrade mounting by Jenni Perkins, a sophomore Honors student.

Contact Info

Dr. J. Robert Baker, Director
Fairmont State Honors Program
Room 311 Jaynes Hall
Phone: 304.367.4260
E-Mail:
jbaker@fairmontstate.edu
 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Fairmont State University’s Honors Program hosted its annual Quiz Bowl at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.  Nine teams from West Virginia high schools competed for first place. The schools participating in this year’s competition were Cameron High School, East Fairmont High School, Liberty High School, River View High School, South Harrison High School, University High School and Woodrow Wilson High School.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Fairmont State University’s Common Book for 2015-2016 will be “Persepolis,” according to Dr. Deborah Nestor, Chair of the faculty Common Book Committee.

This autobiographical graphic novel is a coming-of-age story that explains the struggles of college-age student Marjane Satrapi in Iran.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Fairmont State University has selected five student research projects for funding under the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program.

Sara Davis, Jennifer Goggins, Courtney Swiger and Ian Williams have been named to hold the University’s prestigious SURE fellowships. They each will receive a stipend of $2,400 to conduct their projects between May 13 and June 30, 2013. Completed projects will be presented at the Celebration of Student Scholarship in April 2014.

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