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Honors Program

Dr. John Jewell
Dr. John Jewell, Honors Program Coordinator

The Honors Program at Kent State University at Tuscarawas offers academically talented students the opportunity to pursue an enriched educational experience, with all the benefits of the highly acclaimed Kent State University Honors Program.


An enhanced education
Challenge yourself in small classes with increased classroom participation and challenging projects! In our Honors classes, you'll find expert professors who are dedicated to developing your critical thinking skills and stimulating your intellectual curiosity. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in university-funded research in your area of interest.

Kent State Tuscarawas awards 15 Honors scholarships in the amount of $1500 each academic year. These scholarships are awarded to full-time Honors students and are renewable as long as academic standards continue to be met. The Kent Campus will automatically renew your Honors scholarship up to $1000 annually, as long as academic standards are met.

As an Honors student, you'll work closely with your classmates and professors. You'll find lasting friendships and incredible networking opportunities. You'll learn not only from the faculty, but from the classroom dialogue as well.

Unique educational opportunities
The Kent State University Honors Program offers opportunities for study abroad, special Honors housing and learning communities, generous scholarships and the chance to work closely with faculty to prepare a senior thesis - a great way to expand your resume while engaging in a rich learning experience.

Students who graduate from the Honors College have their achievement recognized at commencement and on their transcripts. The transcripts of Honors graduates will inform employers as well as graduate and professional schools of their accomplishment.


Honors students who enter as freshmen are expected to complete 24 credit hours of Honors work, including one experience every semester, with at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA in order to graduate as a member in good standing. The six-hour Senior Honors Thesis, if elected, is in addition to the required 24 hours of Honors work.

Students who enter the Honors Program later in their academic career for the purpose of completing a senior honors thesis will be required to complete the six-hour Senior Honors Thesis, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher and a major GPA of 3.4 or higher, and produce a thesis of outstanding quality.

If you're planning to transition to the Kent Campus at some point, click here to learn more about the Honors College programs and services available to Kent Campus students.

For more information:

Dr. John Jewell, Honors Program Coordinator
Phone: 330-339-3391, extension 47452

Melissa Crites, Academic Advisor II
Phone: 330-339-3391, extension 47508