Owens Community College Honors Program students pursuing their academic studies at the highest level will now be able to transfer credits to Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.
The two schools have finalized an agreement between their respective honors programs.
As part of the collaboration, students must achieve and maintain a 3.5 grade-point average while attending Owens, as well as complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of designated Honors Program coursework. Owens students also must complete an Eastern Michigan Honors application for acceptance into the Honors College. Students will have the opportunity to participate in all Eastern Michigan honors activities, events, and services and receive the Honors Medallion and honors designation upon graduation.
To be considered for admission into the selective program, a currently enrolled student must have a minimum 3.2 grade point average and have completed 12 credits. A new student must have achieved a high school 3.2 grade point average or be enrolled as a post secondary enrollment option student.
Honors Program students must complete 15 credit hours of honors courses, which includes nine credit hours of elective honors courses and two core courses titled Introduction to Critical Thinking and Honors Great Readings: Ancient World through the Middle Ages.
To graduate as an Honors Scholar and receive the Honors Program medallion, a student must earn a cumulative 3.5 grade point average and complete an honors portfolio where they engage in directed research or service learning.
Owens has more than 100 students in its Honors Program at its Perrysburg Township and Findlay campuses.
Besides Eastern Michigan, Owens Honors Program graduates are able to continue at Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo.
For more information about the Owens Honors Program, call 567-661-7524 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7524.