Curriculum Honors

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Eligibility and Application

  1. Pioneer Scholars by invitation Incoming Pioneer Scholarship recipients (at least a 3.25 GPA with an 1150 SAT or 25 ACT) are formally invited into the Curriculum Honors Program.
  2. Current Marietta College Freshmen, by application: Marietta College freshmen who will enter the sophomore year with under 37 credit hours and a 3.50 or better overall GPA are eligible to apply in the spring semester prior to their sophomore year. Application is made to the Honors Program Director.
  3. Incoming Transfer Students, by invitation or application: Transfer students entering MC who meet condition (2) above.


Program Requirements

  1. The course work for Curriculum Honors requires 15 credit hours in Honors coursework, taken over a three-year period. All Honors courses count toward the completion of the college's general education requirements:
    • First semester: Honors College Experience Seminar (an honors section of an enhanced introductory level course)) and either Honors Literature (HONR 111) or Honors Communication (HONR 112) (6 credits).
    • Second semester: HONR 111 or HONR 112 (3 credits).
    • Third and fourth semesters: Two honors courses (honors sections of 200 level courses enhanced to provide students with research skills) (6 credits)
  2. To complete Curriculum Honors, students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.30 (3.00 for second semester freshmen only), and complete the 15 credit hours of required course work.


For more information, please contact Dr. Alicia Doerflinger (