What else is there to know about Honors?
Each semester students enroll in Honors Classes. Participate in one group activity and Community Service project every semester. Students can attend conferences and specialized camps.
Fall – Each student in the program enrolls in Intro to Intro to Honors-HP1010 1.5 credit
Spring – Each student enrolls in Intro to Honors II- HP1020-1.5 credits
Fall – Each student must enroll in a Designated Honors class. There will be a range of courses to choose from that meet your General Ed requirements.
Spring – Each student must take an Honors designated class within their Major. This class will help you explore your Major deeper and present a research project you will present as your capstone before graduation. You can also fulfill this requirement through an independent Study Class with your Advisor or instructor you are comfortable with.
A Capstone is a research or exploration you will present to a panel of Faculty, Staff, and Trustees. The capstone will be an in-person presentation where the board will critique and respond to your defense. The challenge is applying everything you learned and the confidence you gained in the Honors Program.
In addition to taking an exciting course, honors students participate in Adventures centered around social, educational, and service activities. Students will attend conferences and specialized camps. The program will regularly offer leadership skills to prepare you, one of Wyoming’s future leaders. These activities are planned and organized by your Cohort.
Direct benefits include:
- Participation in exciting courses from the best instructors at Casper College.
- Collaborating and learning alongside top students in the honors community.
- The ability to include “honors program participant” and “graduated with honors” on your resume and future transfer and job applications.
- “Honors” distinction on your Casper College diploma.
- Receive an honors scholarship each semester you participate in the program.
In addition to these, the honors program at Casper College will:
- Provide advanced course options for high-achieving students.
- Better prepare you for a competitive world through the development of dynamic problem solving, communication, and social skills.
- Offer courses that focus on contemporary and historical societal challenges with special emphasis on potential solutions to these challenges.
- Regularly offer leadership skills courses to prepare you, one of Wyoming’s future leaders.
- Encourage community engagement through service projects and activities.
- Support the missions of the other learning experiences on campus (learning communities, international studies, and service learning) through combined activities and collaboration.
- Provide you with a seamless path for continued “honors” experiences at the University of Wyoming (and potentially at other regional schools as well).
- Prepare you for honors participation at transfer institutions.
- Partner with the University of Wyoming to assess program policies and standards by tracking student success after you transfer to Laramie.