The Honors College at Marshall University fosters academic excellence in a community of learners whose undergraduate education is enhanced through innovative teaching and learning, an engaging interdisciplinary curriculum, creative and critical inquiry with talented faculty, and diverse leadership and service opportunities.


Students who wish to graduate from the Honors College must complete 24 credits of honors experiences. Though these credits are in addition to their college and departmental major requirements, many courses substitute for general education requirements.

The 24 credits must include:

• FYS 100H: First Year Seminar, 3 credits

• HON 200: Second Year Seminar, 3 credits

• At least two interdisciplinary honors seminars, 3 credits each

• Any combination of department-offered honors courses or HON courses