The Purpose of the Honors Program
The Honors Program at Potomac State College of West Virginia University provides intellectual challenges and enrichment opportunities to academically talented students.
The program provides a comprehensive environment that nurtures the growth of the total individual, creatively, culturally, intellectually, physically, and socially.
Students who share similar work ethics, goals and aspirations can find a strong sense of community with their peers.
Honors courses are taught by some of our finest faculty members. Professors not only know your name but also your hopes and dreams. Limited class sizes allow for engaging discussions and debates.
The Benefits of the Honors Program
Students receive Honors Scholar designation on their official transcripts and graduation diplomas upon successful completion of the program.
Students can enroll in Honors 199, which fulfills the requirement for all new students to enroll in an orientation course, typically University 101.
Students can take one or more honors courses each semester. These courses will satisfy general education requirements at Potomac State College. Students will need to complete at least nine hours of honors credits to be designated an Honors Scholar.
Students can transfer into the WVU Honors Program in Morgantown if they choose to change campuses after graduating from Potomac State.
Students participate in Honors Program-sponsored social and cultural activities.
Student receive priority pre-registration for future semesters ahead of other students.
Students have the option to live in a designated quiet area in University Place, our $19 million residential complex.
about the Honors Program
Director, PSC Honors Program
Professor of Biology
Potomac State College of WVU
Keyser, WV 26726