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Honors Program Advising Meeting. Welcome!. Policy Reminders. Admissions policy Graduating with honors Theology Track Honors in liberal studies. Admission. Not after Sophomore year Must have a 3.5 GPA at CUA Application for current CUA students, after first semester completed

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policy reminders

Policy Reminders

Admissions policy

Graduating with honors

Theology Track

Honors in liberal studies

  • Not after Sophomore year
  • Must have a 3.5 GPA at CUA
  • Application for current CUA students, after first semester completed
    • Interview with the Director
graduating with honors
Graduating with Honors

Maintain 3.5 GPA

Complete at least one Honors track, with at least B- in all classes

Students on probation (3.2-3.49 GPA) at the time of graduation will not receive Honors

theology track
Theology Track

Honors TRS 201H counts toward the HSTR track.

TRS 201 + 3 of the HSTR courses (101, 102, 203, or 204) qualifies for Honors in Theology.

We recommend that students take all four HSTR courses

honors in liberal studies
Honors in Liberal Studies
  • Open to students in the professional schools
    • Engineering, Architecture, Music, Nursing
  • Work with Dr. Shoemaker to create a personalized track
  • Combine four courses from at least three tracks
    • TRS 201H does not count, and only one LC PHIL course may be used
    • Sample Track
      • Individual and Community: HSSS 101, HSPH 102, HSTR 203, HSHU 203
  • Ingrid Merkel Fund
    • To be used for academic travel
      • Conferences, study abroad, class trips
    • Submit a one-page letter with a description of their plans and a budget itemizing costs to Abigail Diego prior to October 31
      • E-mail to Diego@cua.edu or cua-honorsprogram@cua.edu
    • Awards (up to $500) will be given on a competitive basis
courses offered spring 2012
Courses Offered Spring 2012
  • HSPH 102, HSPH 204 (choose a section), PHIL 212
  • HSHU 102, 204
  • HSTR 102, 204
  • HSEV 102, 204
  • HSSS 102
  • MGT 340B/HIST 342B/TRS 430B, “The Spirit of Enterprise”
    • For 10 Honors juniors/seniors
  • HSAM 101- Honors Series Course
  • MATH 330
  • Capstone seminar (on “Man, Beast, Machine”) open to all graduating Seniors in Honors Program, including non-University Scholars
honors events
Honors Events
  • Afternoon Tea
    • Alternating Fridays in McDonald with Dr. Rohlf and family
  • Fall Hike
    • Saturday, October 6 from Bethesda to Van Ness Metros
    • 8-mile point-to-point hike
    • RSVP at cua-honorsprogram@cua.edu or with Ginamarie Shaffer in Walton
    • $5 cost to cover cost of sandwiches
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to Culture Mini-Lectures
    • Every other Friday in McDonald common area
  • Venice Spring Break 2013 Info Session
    • Tuesday, October 9 in Pryzbyla Center 321-3
  • Latin Reading Group
    • Thursdays, 6pm, 314 McMahon Hall
medieval and byzantine studies

Medieval and Byzantine Studies

Jennifer paxton

center for medieval and Byzantine Studies

what is medieval and byzantine studies
What is Medieval and Byzantine Studies?

Interdisciplinary program drawing on expertise from faculty across the university

Offers Majors and Minors

Includes Islamic Studies

why minor in mbs
Why Minor in MBS?
  • The practical reasons:
    • If you’re going to graduate school
      • It will set you apart from the crowd
    • If you’re not going to graduate school
      • It will demonstrate depth as well as breadth
      • It will demonstrate your interdisciplinary and cross-cultural credentials
why minor in mbs1
Why Minor in MBS?
  • The frivolous (but fun!) reasons
    • You’ll be learning about fascinating people
    • You’ll have the longest and most impressive-sounding degree of anyone you know
    • You’ll understand popular culture much better
requirements for the mbs minor
Requirements for the MBS Minor

One required gateway course: MDST 201: Medieval Pathways

  • Students in the Honors Program can substitute HSHU 102: From Charlemagne to Chaucer for MDST 201 with special permission.
more requirements
More Requirements

Three courses in specific distribution groups (one from each group):

History and Social Structures

Thought and Worship

Cultural and Artistic Expressions

last ones
Last Ones!

Two approved electives:

  • Two additional courses from the three categories above OR
  • Relevant language courses (Latin, Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Coptic, Old English, Old French, and other medieval vernaculars)
how to minor in mbs
How To Minor in MBS
  • Good news for all!
    • You can double-count two courses from your major towards the Minor in MBS.  
    • Many courses used for distribution requirements will also count for the MBS Minor.
how to minor in mbs1
How to Minor in MBS
  • Good news for Honors Students!
    • If you are taking the Christian Tradition track, HSHU 101 and HSHU 102) count for the History and Social Structures requirement
    • If you are taking the Aristotelian Studium track, HSPH 204 counts for the Thought and Worship requirement.
    • Courses from the Oxford Program count towards the Minor
what to do next
What To Do Next

Check out the list of approved MBS courses on our web site at http://mbs.cua.edu/current.cfm

Contact the undergraduate advisor, Dr. Jennifer Paxton, at Paxton@cua.edu

freshmen advising





grants and fellowships

Grants and Fellowships

University Honors Program

Julie Yarwood

Fellowships Coordinator


what we offer
What We Offer…

Personalized advising for grants and fellowships applications

Editing and revision of fellowship applications

Fellowship administration: interviews, workshops, and advising

General advice on “big” scholarships for Honors Program students

fellowships scholarships and grants
Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants
  • Boren Scholarship: Support U.S. undergraduate students who are studying less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests but underrepresented in study abroad. You can apply for funding for 6 month or 1 year study abroad programs focused on linguistic and cultural immersion in certain parts of the world. (THIS CANNOT BE USED FOR STUDY IN WESTERN EUROPE, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, OR NEW ZEALAND)
    • Begin application process: fall of SOPHOMORE year
    • CUA application deadline: January of SOPHOMORE year
  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship: These awards are designed for college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government
    • Begin application process: fall of JUNIOR year
    • CUA application deadline: January of JUNIOR year
fellowships scholarships and grants1
Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants
  • George J. Mitchell Scholarship: One year scholarship for graduate study at a university in Ireland or Northern Ireland
    • Begin application process: spring of JUNIOR year
    • CUA application deadline: early fall of SENIOR year
  • Marshall Scholarship: One and two year scholarships for graduate study in the United Kingdom.
    • Begin application process: spring of JUNIOR year
    • CUA application deadline: early fall of SENIOR year
fellowships scholarships and grants2
Fellowships, Scholarships and Grants
  • Fulbright Grants
    • Grants for Study or Research support students for an academic year of university study, independent library or field research, or professional training in the arts and other fields.
    • Grants for English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) allow students to teach English or American Studies in 53 foreign countries. Students are placed in schools or universities, usually outside of capital cities.
    • Begin application process: spring of JUNIOR year
    • CUA application deadline: early fall of SENIOR year
fulbright from a student s perspective

Fulbright from a Student’s Perspective

Katelyn Browher

Class of 2011

Fulbright ETA to Romania

hsam 101 the mortal and divine in art and music

HSAM 101: The Mortal and Divine in Art and Music

Dr. Nora Heimann and Dr. Andrew Weaver


hsss 102 economic reasoning social issues

HSSS 102: Economic Reasoning & Social Issues

Dr. Zampelli

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 1:10-2:00

advising for spring 2013
Advising for Spring 2013
  • Begins Tuesday, 10/9
  • Browse through our course offerings before appointment (online or grab a print copy)
  • If you’re planning to take an Honors class in Spring 2013, you MUST have an Honors appointment
  • To make an appointment, contact Abigail Diego at diego@cua.edu
    • Include full name, student ID, class year, major, and available meeting days/times in e-mail
    • Appointments will be made Monday-Friday, 10am-3:30pm