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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Honors Program

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Mission Statement and objective: Honors Program at Indiana Tech offers engaged students a variety of academically challenging and imaginative experiences, experiences uncommon for the traditional undergraduate. Our program examines ideas and contemporary controversies through an interdisciplinary or experiential approach. The faculty and students are committed to achieve the following objectives:

  • To develop and enhance written and oral expression, critical thinking and the imagination
  • To engage in discussion based classes in personalized settings
  • To participate in challenging research projects, study abroad, experiential learning and community service
  • To engage in advanced special topics in a seminar format
  • To provide a competitive advantage for graduates entering the job market
  • To perceive the relationships among the sciences, humanities and technological studies
  • To acquire the skills necessary for life-long learning
  • To promote an interest in those issues and questions worthy of discussion in a free and democratic society

Admission: The Honors Program is available only to Indiana Tech students enrolled in traditional day classes. There are two methods for application.

  1. Students who are entering the university from high school may apply to Indiana Tech’s honors program by:
    • Completing an honors program application
    • Submitting a letter of recommendation from a teacher or someone familiar with the applicant’s academic potential and intellectual curiosity
    • Submitting an essay of three to five pages that the applicant has written for a class
  2. Students may petition for admission to the Honors Program with a written recommendation from their English instructor. Contact the coordinator of the program for details. The Honors Program coordinator is Steve Malloris, 260.422.5561 ext. 2221, SMMalloris@IndianaTech.edu.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the connections among the sciences, humanities and technological disciplines
  2. Acquire the knowledge to engage in scholarly discussions and projects
  3. Write sustained argumentative research papers and present the conclusions beyond the level usually attained by the average undergraduate student
  4. Expand upon the theories presented in textbooks through examination of original scholarly work
  5. Research topics in ethics or philosophy beyond the level usually attained by the average undergraduate student
  6. Understand the importance of ethical behavior
  7. Recognize and value the issues related to diversity

Required Courses

Upon recommendation of the honors director, students may include non-honors sections of ENG 1250  and ENG 1270  to satisfy requirements.


  • One humanities literature or philosophy not yet taken Credit(s): 3
  • One Social Science, Psychology, Mathematics or Science with approval Credit(s): 3
  • One course with research component-need program coordinator approval Credit(s): 3

Total Minimum Credits: 21

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