Program Requirements


Students in the Honors Program  take a variety of special courses to complete the program.  These discussion-based seminars fulfill many of the general education requirements set by Bloomsburg University. A list of current honors course offerings may be found under the program requirements header at the top of the page.

Independent Research

The Honors Independent Study component consists of three courses. The first course is Introduction to Research, a 1 credit course currently taught by Professor Dave Magolis. Honors Independent Study 1 and 2 are three credit courses in which the student works with a faculty mentor to complete an original research project. Honors students typically begin this sequence of courses during their junior year.

The Independent Study sequence concludes with a written project and a presentation to the Honors community. The Honors Program supports requests for funds related to these projects, routinely sends students to national conferences for presentations, and encourages students to consider submitting their work to professional journals.


Community involvement is an important aspect of the Honors Program and is an obligation of all members. Every Honors student is required to complete at least 8 hours of service each semester. They have the option of completing it over three different projects or do a semester long project. If you chose the semester long project it needs to be approved by the Honors Office staff. The approval form that would need to be submitted is listed below. Students are encouraged to be active members of the Honors Program community and to begin new service projects of personal interest.