Courses vary according to the program of study each student designs.  Generally, however, students take two Honors courses each semester during their first two years at Fairmont State.  At minimum, they need 22 to 24 credit hours in Honors courses to complete the Honors Program.  The curriculum can be divided into two categories - liberal studies classes and specialized courses.

  • Liberal Studies
    • Honors Orientation  .......................................  1 credit hour
    • Honors Composition  .....................................  3 credit hours
    • Honors Humanities  .......................................  6 credit hours
    • Honors Science or Math  .................................  3-5 credit hours
  • Specialized Courses
    • Interdisciplinary Colloquium  ..........................  3 credit hours
    • Honors Senior Project  ...................................  6 credit hours

The Honors program is exciting because it allows me to meet other students who share my love for learning. I really like the smaller classes; I learn more when I am one of fifteen students, not one of thirty. I also love that each first-year Honors student is assigned a mentor.

Bethany Gorman

Contact Info

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