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Honors Program

For more than 50 years now, the Carson-Newman Honors Program has provided academic challenges and opportunities for intellectually gifted and curious students through team-taught interdisciplinary classes and extra-curricular events. We strive to create a community of learners dedicated to both a rigorous pursuit of truth and the heartfelt support of one another. Honors Program classes emphasize critical thinking and writing skills to help broaden and deepen the students’ understanding of humanity and the universe, while preparing them for a lifetime of service and leadership. The program culminates with the Senior Thesis, completed by working closely with a distinguished faculty member in the student's major field.

Prospective students who meet the program's GPA (3.65 or higher) and ACT (29 or higher) requirements will receive an invitation to our Honors Scholarship competition, which will take place on February 3-4, 2017.  Based on scores and competition results, C-N will offer a limited number of opportunities to enroll in the Honors Program, with several top finishers being offered the Honors Premier scholarship of full tuition for four years.

These pages contain information for prospective students, current students, and alumni and friends. Take a look around. And always feel free to contact me with your questions or suggestions.


Andrew C. Smith, Director
Carson-Newman University Honors Program
(865) 471-3243

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