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

My experience with the Honors program so far has been a wonderful one. By being in the Honors program you have access to smaller classes, the best teachers, and an Honors Mentor, who is assigned to you as a freshman to show you around campus, answer all of your questions, and be an all around resource. Everyone involved is helpful and friendly.  It takes off a lot of the stress of being a freshman and not knowing how college works.  So far, my favorite activity has been the Honor’s Luau; seeing Dr. Baker in a grass skirt will be the highlight of my year.

Sarah Queen
Clarksburg, 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