What is the Redwine Honors Program?
The Redwine Honors Program is for students who want to get the most out of their college experience, those who want more than the usual college academics. While you will take Honors classes with restricted enrollment, you will also absorb all aspects of a complete education. There are co-curricular activities to attend that cover a broad range of learning experiences. You will travel to conferences and on field trips and have opportunities for working closely with faculty on undergraduate research. You will meet people from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests, and have guidance and support from faculty, staff, and peers.
How Does the Redwine Honors Program Work?
The heart of the Redwine Honors Program experience is the honors coursework. You will take at least eight required courses: Your first fall semester as a Redwine Honors Program student, you will take Leadership MSU with your fellow Honors students. Most of the Honors courses are limited enrollment sections of core curriculum courses, the general education courses that all students take. During their third year of study, Honors students will take a research methods course provided by either their major or the Redwine Honors Program which will prepare them for a major research project. Finally, Redwine Honors Program students will take the Senior Seminars, in which they will present their research. These one-hour courses will be taken in the final two semesters at MSU and will be a capstone to the program.
In addition to the coursework, you will have co-curricular opportunities.
- Each semester you will participate in a small number of activities: multi-cultural events, lectures, fine art events, athletic events, and Brown Bag seminars which are planned especially for Redwine Honors Program students. Recent Brown Bag topics include The Evolution of Feminism, How to Succeed in the Honors Program (Without Really Trying),The End of the World, Relaxation and Imagery Techniques, and Brainstorming with theDirector.
- During your time as an undergraduate you will participate in at least two conferences or field trips. Field trips are sponsored by the Redwine Honors Program and by other MSU departments. Conferences include the annual meetings of national and regional Honors Program organizations and academic conferences in your major field of study.
- You will complete one of the following: a research project, an internship with a comprehensive project, or a study abroad program with a comprehensive project.
As an Honors student, you will be required to enroll in 15 hours each semester, maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25, complete the eight required courses, and participate in your co-curricular requirements.