Completing the Honors Program with Major: The NSU Honors Program works with every major at Northern State University. For help on how to complete the Honors Program with your major, contact Honors Program Director Dr. Erin H. Fouberg or the faculty member on the Honors Advisory who represents your program:
School of Business: Dr. Doug Ohmer
School of Fine Arts: Dr. Bill Wieland
School of Education: Dr. Gayle Bortnem
College of Arts and Sciences: Dr. David Grettler
Completing the Honors Program: You can take your Honors credits at any point during your time at Northern State University. To graduate In Honoribus, Honors students take 18 credit hours in Honors classes, including general education classes and a 3 credit Honors thesis or project. Three of the 18 credits are in Honors seminars, including Honors 190 the fall semester of their first year and Honors 390 the spring semester of their sophomore or junior year.
Are Honors classes more difficult? The motto of the NSU Honors Program is “Enhance your Northern Experience,” and Honors courses are designed to enhance what you learn through discussion and readings, not to be more difficult.
Contracting for Upper Level Courses
: To be eligible to contract courses as Honors, students must first be admitted to the NSU Honors Program. Once the Honors student completes Honors 190 plus two additional honors courses at the 100 or 200 level and has a 3.5 GPA (including transfer credits) on at least 45 hours of college work, the student can contract a 300 or 400 level course in their major as Honors.