The LSU Eunice Honors Program offers academically well-prepared students an enriched selection of learning experiences to increase their depth and breadth of knowledge. Honors students have an opportunity to go beyond the material covered in regular class sections and advance their understanding of subjects that will make learning more rewarding and fulfilling. In addition to taking individual honors courses, students also have an opportunity to earn an associate degree with honors distinction.
Requirements for New Students
A student applying for the Honors Program must have an ACT composite score of 25 or higher AND a math ACT of 22 or higher AND English ACT of 18 or higher.
Interested students must complete an Honors Program Information Sheet in the office of the program director. Most students will attend an organizational meeting with the Honors Program Director, Administrators, the Honors Council, Program Professors, and students.
Enroll in the first Honors seminar (1 credit hour) the first semester it is offered.
Students already enrolled at LSU Eunice who meet the ACT requirements may visit with the program director to discuss entering the program.
Alternate Admission Procedures
Current LSU Eunice students and other students with previous college work whose ACT scores meet the requirements for admission of new students shown above may also apply. In addition, students with previous college courses may apply by submitting a complete transcript of all college work. Students must have at least a 3.5 grade-point average on at least 12 hours of college-level course work. In making admissions decisions, the Honors Council will also evaluate the quality of the courses. Additionally, the completed work must include at least one college algebra course equivalent to Math 1011, 1014, or 1021 and one English course equivalent to English 1001. Students applying under the alternate admission criteria will also be required to write an essay to be selected from various topics in a timed, supervised setting. They must furnish two letters of recommendation from professors whose courses they have previously completed. Students must apply for admission prior to their third semester of college work at LSU Eunice to become part of the program. Full completion of the program may not be possible with late entry because of scheduling and availability of classes.
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"The Honors Program is great because you get to know other honor students.
All of the honors classes allow for more interaction with teachers because there
are fewer students in them."
"I have sincerely enjoyed LSU Eunice's Honors Program. You get to interact
with your fellow students. The classes
are smaller and you get to interact
with your teachers on a one-on-one basis."
"Honors classes have been the best
way to adjust to the college life. They
are smaller and more personal. The material provides for more insight
into the subject area. I honestly
love the program and all that
is achieved by it."
Continuation in the Honors Program
To continue in the Honors Program, students must:
- Maintain a 3.3 overall GPA.*
- Complete a minimum of 3 hours of honors credit per semester (excluding the summer).
- Besides the initial 1-credit-hour honors seminar, the student must enroll in and complete the subsequent three 1-credit-hour honors seminars.
- Upon completion of 15 hours of honors credit, including the 4-hour sequence of honors seminars, subsequent enrollment in honors courses is optional.
- If at any time a student is placed on academic probation, he or she will be dropped from the Honors Program.
Completion of the Honors Program
Requirements to complete the Honors Program and receive honors distinction are:
Completion of all requirements for the appropriate associate degree.
Completion of 15 hours of honors credit, including the 4 credits in the honors seminar sequence, with a B or better.
Transferring to an Honors Program at Another College
Students seeking to transfer into an Honors Program at another college must meet the LSU Eunice standards for admission to the Honors Program and must also comply with the entry standards or transfer criteria of the transfer college.
Description of Honors Seminars
All students in the Honors Program will take four seminar classes:
Honors 1001 (1 credit): Interdisciplinary seminar in selected topics relevant to participation in the Honors Program. Lectures, discussion, guidance, service projects and activities to develop student leadership effectiveness. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program.
Honors 1002 (1 credit): Interdisciplinary seminar in selected topics relevant to participation in the Honors Program. Lectures, discussion, guidance, service projects and activities to develop student leadership effectiveness. Prerequisite: Completion of Honors 1001.
Honors 2001 (1 credit): Interdisciplinary seminar in selected topics relevant to participation in the Honors Program. Lectures, discussion, guidance, service projects and activities to develop student leadership effectiveness. Course content varies. Prerequisite: Completion of Honors 1002.
Honors 2002 (1 credit): Interdisciplinary seminar with focus on selected issues confronting the individual and society. Included in this course are special projects and research. Student develops project, research activities and objectives with faculty mentor. Projects are unique, focusing on an area of particular interest to the individual student. Course content varies.
Incoming honors students will be advised by the Honors Program Director. As students declare their majors, they will be advised in the appropriate department and by the Honors Program Director.
LSUE offers scholarships specifically designated for a limited number of students accepted into the Honors Program. Students in the Honors Program are also eligible to receive other LSU Eunice scholarships. Any scholarships they receive at LSU Eunice are in addition to the state’s Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) award. For more information on scholarships and a scholarship application, contact the Office of Student Affairs, 337-550-1218.
*updated March 11, 2013