The Honors Program at Wilmington College is designed to enrich the academic experience of qualified students with special sections of courses, interdisciplinary seminars, opportunities for leadership and civic engagement, and a senior project.
Entering freshmen on the Wilmington campus who received a high school GPA of 3.3 or higher and an ACT score of 25 or higher are invited to participate in this program. Full-time main campus students who have a 3.3 GPA at the end of the first term, but were not previously invited to participate, may petition the Honors Program, and if approved, may participate in second term activities. Transfer students interested in joining the Program should contact the Director of the Honors Program.
Presidential and Dean’s Scholarship recipients are required to complete the Program. To remain in the Program, students must maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA, remain in good academic standing, comply with the Student Code of Conduct, and participate in the required Honors Program activities. Those who leave the program, voluntarily or involuntarily will have their scholarship reduced to the next highest level.
Students who complete the Honors Academic Program will receive notation on their official Wilmington College transcript and recognition at the commencement ceremony.
Anyone desiring further information should contact the Director of the Honors Program.
Michael Snarr, professor of Political Science, regularly teaches Introduction to Global Issues, Global Politics, Case Studies in Nonviolence, a nd a newly developed Global Politics of Food course. When possible he incorporates various active learning and service learning exercises into his courses. He also regularly provides off-campus learning environments for students. Over the past several years he has taken over 200 students to Washington, DC for a four day trip to learn how to lobby and put that knowledge into practice by visiting the offices of their respective Senators and Representative on Capitol Hill. He has also taken students to Central Mexico, the US-Mexican border, the United Nations, Europe, and China.