The Honors Program consists of the Interdisciplinary Core courses, 3 Honors Specialized Tracks, and the Academic Major(s) and Minor(s). The Honors Curriculum (posted below) is an alternative Gen Ed sequence that serves the broader goals of Belmont University. HON students do not take the BELL Core courses. The Honors Program's Advisory Body is the Honors Council, which approves Plans of Study and Thesis Prospectuses. Belmont Honors is a member of the NCHC.
The Honors Council meets 7-8 times per semester and has the authority to overwrite the University Catalog, so accuracy and deadlines are very important.
This page contains all of the information and forms you need for your 1) Declaration of Honors Track; 2) Plan of Study; 3) Thesis Prospectus with Cover Page; and 4) Senior Honors Thesis/ Creative Project Submission Format. These topics are located at the upper-left navigation bar.Editable Forms and Documents are attached to the bottom of each page.
The Plan of Study (POS) is required by the Registrar for Individualized Majors only.The Individualized POS
is an official university record of the courses that were approved by the Honors Council to make up your curriculum. The School of Nursing and School of Music do not allow the Individualized POS because they have external accreditation requirements.
Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. We accept only electronic documents. If your POS was approved once, you do not need to resubmit to make changes; simply get a Program of Study Change Form (Substitution Form) from the Registrar, write out changes, and have it signed by both your major advisor and Dr. Thorndike.
If HON students do not have a POS approved by the Honors Council by the end of their sophomore year, a hold will be placed on their accounts preventing registration.
All HON Scholarship and Artist's Studio students must submit a Thesis Prospectus by the end of their junior year. Students take HON 3044 (Scholarship) or HON 3088 (Artist's Studio) with writing the Prospectus as a major learning goal. LEAD students take HON 3000, Writing Workshop, to write their Leadership Team plan. Scholarship and Artists's Studio students take HON 4360, Thesis Writing, while completing their senior research or creative projects. LEAD students take HON 4400 and HON 4000, Team Project Execution and Coordination. All Honors students take HON 4820, Senior Colloquium, their final semester.
meeting dates: Jan. 22, Feb. 5, Feb. 19, March 4, Mar. 18, April 1, April 15 (last day to submit), and April 22 from 12:00-2:00 in the Honors House, 1524 Compton Ave. Meetings will be cancelled or shortened depending on the number of submissions.
Documents must be received at 12:00 noon on the Friday one week in advance of the Honors Council scheduled meetings. Spring 2016
All submissions should be sent to: email@example.com
Full-Time Honors Program Faculty and Staff:
Dr. Devon Boan (Director of the Artist's Studio); firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Joe Byrne (Honors Core Coordinator); email@example.com
Micah Weedman (Leadership Studies); firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Mike Pinter (Analytics and Science and Math Track); email@example.com
Ms. Erin Ritter (Office Manager); firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Jonathan Thorndike (Honors Program Director); email@example.com
Belmont University Honors Council 2015-16
Andrew Davis (CLASS, School of Humanities)
Loretta Bond (CHS)
Christine Rogers (CVPA, Art)
Brad Childs (COBA)
Jaclynn Jutting (CVPA, Theatre and Dance)
Mark Volker (CVPA, School of Music)
Rachael Flynn-Hopper (CLASS, School of Education)
Nathan Griffith (CLASS, School of Social Sciences)
Lonnie Yandell (CSM)
Donovan McAbee (CTCM)
Jennifer Fowler (CEMB)
David Schreiber (CEMB)
Samantha Hubner, Research Track/ Poly Sci Senior
Olivia Hamilton, Artist's Studio/ MBus Junior
Sean Grossnickle, Honors Freshman
Jonathan Thorndike (Honors Program Director)
The Honors House
1900 Belmont Blvd.
Nashville, TN, 37212