The Honors Program at Lees-McRae College provides a challenging and supportive learning environment for academically gifted, highly motivated students. Honors faculty, noted for their excellence in teaching, adopt challenging course material and use sophisticated approaches in the classroom.
If you’re interested in our program, you’re invited to
Apply to the Honors Program.
Honors students are exposed to ideas of many of the greatest thinkers of all time -- artists, social scientists, philosophers, theologians, scientists -- in a cross-disciplinary curriculum and are given many opportunities to grapple with the central question of what it means to be human. Special lectures, colloquia, service projects, and field trips round out the honors experience.
Select residence halls and dorms have been designated for honors students, and everyone in the program is given unique leadership opportunities on campus. This combination of classroom setting and dorm-campus life enables academically gifted students to work closely together in a mutually supportive environment.
Experiences outside the classroom are also a lot of fun! Field trips are planned regularly (see the gallery link for pictures of recent trips), monthly luncheons are held in a special dining room, and dinner is prepared on occasion at the director’s home for all students.
Honors students receive a scholarship, and merits of the program accrue beyond graduation. The HON course prefix on the student’s transcript is a clear signal to prospective employers and graduate school admissions officers that the applicant has strong academic ability and self-motivation.
We invite you to Apply to the Lees-McRae College Honors Program!
For additional information, contact Dr. Ken Craig, Honors Program Director, at email@example.com, (828) 898-8731.