Honors Program Information
Honors Perspectives Courses
Frequently Asked Questions
Honors Application (Download PDF)
Recommendation Form (Download PDF)
Admission to the Honors Program
For incoming freshmen, a minimum SAT score of 1150 or an ACT score of 25 and two high school faculty recommendations. For returning students to DBU, a 3.5 overall GPA at DBU and two faculty recommendations are required for admission to the program. Transfer students must have at least twelve hours of credit at DBU with a minimum DBU GPA of 3.5 and two faculty recommendations for admission to the program.
All applicants must also submit a 250-to-500-word letter of interest. It should seek to tell us some of the following questions:
- What do you hope to gain by being part of the University Honors Program?
- What are your interests academically?
- What do your other personal interests include (for example, future vocation, reading and music, sports, hobbies, and/or Christian ministry)?
- What other noteworthy accomplishments would you like us to know about?
Transfer students who were members of an academic organization such as Phi Beta Kappa at their previous institution may apply for first-semester acceptance. No student with more than 70 hours may be admitted to the Honors Program.
To be recognized as an Honors Program graduate at DBU, a student must have successfully completed a minimum of 30 hours in honors classes including a minimum of at least 18 hours in the Honors core. Honors Program core components include four Perspectives classes, an Honors section of Developing A Christian Mind, and the Senior Thesis or Project. The student must also regularly enroll in Honors Enrichment and complete an enrichment event portfolio before completing the Senior Thesis or Project. Honors Program students may take as many honors courses as they would like but no more than three honors courses per semester.
For more information, contact
Dr. Philip Mitchell at 1/214-333-5526 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.