2019-2020 College Catalog 
    Nov 28, 2021  
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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The Honors Program provides enhanced educational opportunities for academically talented students in both general education and occupational programs. Students pursue honors studies in parallel with their regular academic programs, and, if they complete the requirements, will receive an honors associate degree. Admission to the Honors Program offers significant benefits such as a tuition scholarship and opportunity for the Otto and Martha Krauss Honors Scholarship, a competitive award that will provide one honors student up to $2,000 per academic year for two years. (The amount is determined by credit hours persemester.)

A minimum of 12 credits in honors courses is required to earn an Honors associate degree. An additional three credits in honors courses is required for each subsequent honors degree.

Honors degrees may be earned in all of the following degree areas:

Honors Associate in Accounting
Honors Associate in Applied Science
Honors Associate in Business Administration
Honors Associate in Science and Arts

Honors Program Requirements

Candidates for admission to the Honors Program must:

  1. Be enrolled at Kirtland.
  2. Submit a completed application and transcript release form.
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation from either college faculty or high school teachers.
  4. Submit an original essay.
  5. Have completed twelve (12) college-level credit hours (at Kirtland or elsewhere) with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50 or be a high school graduate with a minimum high school grade point average of 3.50.
  6. Transcripts must be submitted.

Applications are accepted throughout the year, but students are admitted only twice each academic year. Upon completion, honors courses and the honors associate degree will be noted on the student’s transcript. The student will also receive academic regalia at graduation.

Students interested in earning an honors degree should contact the Honors Program Office at 989-275-5000, ext. 359.

Honors Classes

ACC 12599 Computer Accounting w/QuickBooks
ART 10599 Intro to Design
ART 27931 Rendering I
ART 28099 Portfolio I
BIO 10199 General Biology
BUS 10199 Intro to Business
CHE 10191/92 General Chemistry I & Lab
CHE 10291/92 General Chemistry II & Lab
COS 15500 - 16600 Cosmetology V - XVI
ENG 10399 English Composition I
ENG 10499 English Composition II
ENG 21499 Intro to Literature
ENG 22899 Mythology
GEL 10599 Physical Geology
HIS 10599 History of World Societies to 1500
HIS 20199 US History to 1865
HIS 20299 US History since 1865
HIS 20399 Michigan History
MKT 20099 Principles of Marketing
MTH 12099 Intermediate Algebra
MTH 13099 College Algebra
MTH 18099 Pre-Calculus
MTH 22099 Calculus I
MTH 22199 Calculus II
NUR 24299 Community Mental Health Nursing
PHL 21099 Intro to Ethics
POL 10199 Intro to American Government
PSY 10199 Intro to Psychology
PSY 20299 Abnormal Psychology
SPE 10599 Fundamentals of Speech
SPE 11499 Interpersonal & Public Communication

*Other classes may be available upon request

Students should seek additional information and/or advising from their academic advisor. For an appointment, please call (989) 275-5000, ext. 280.


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