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 has been very helpful with my scheduling and figuring out what exactly my major is. When I came to orientation I was very nervous because they had me in a group with the education majors and I knew I wanted to be anything but a teacher. My friend Eliza is in the Honors Program and she helped me get where I was supposed to be. I also felt much more at ease when Dr. Baker recognized me as my brother’s sister. It was very relieving to know that I was taken care of. Dr. Baker also helped me figure out how to get in touch with Dr. Spears about chamber choir auditions and was very patient as he talked to me on the phone and listened to a bit of frantic panicking.

Sarah Bailey Deese
Marion County, West Virginia

Contact Info

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