NOVA has a robust Honors Program for motivated, high-achieving students. This program began in 1985 and is intended to provide driven students with an enriched program of study. In the 2013-2014 academic year, the College began the Honors Scholars program to further highlight the importance of honors study.
The Honors Core Curriculum includes English, humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral science, physical and life sciences/mathematics, interdisciplinary seminar and three to four credits of electives in a discipline offering an honors course, for a total of 18 to 21 credit hours. To graduate with honors, a student must maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher in all his/her honors courses. All honors and honors option courses focus on leadership, research, rigorous academics and enrichment beyond the basic course material.
NOVA has 363 students enrolled in honors classes across the College’s six campuses as of Fall 2014. Honors advisors and counselors are available on each campus, and there is a staff of Honors faculty led by Dr. Stacy Rice, college-wide honors coordinator.
For further information, go online to NOVA’s Honors Program.