About Us

Program Requirements

Honors College Scholar - 18 hours (Honors Core)

In order to graduate with Honors, students must complete 18 hours of honors courses. There are no specific honors courses that students have to take - 18 hours can be taken from any of the options below. The requirements to graduate with honors fit into any degree program at Lipscomb.

  • HN 1103 - Honors Freshman Seminar
  • HN 1003 - Communication, Technology, and Society
  • HN 2113 - Honors Integrated Literature
  • HN 3301 - Honors Engagements
  • Honors Bible Courses: Story of Jesus, Story of the Church, Story of Israel 
  • Honors Philosophy Courses: Philosophy of Religion, Ethical Theory
  • Honors Contracts: Honors students can take out a contract with their professors in any 2000 level or higher course in order to make it an honors course. The contract can include a research project for science classes or a longer, more in depth paper for English courses, just to name a few examples.

Honors College Fellow - 22 Hours (Honors Core + Senior Project)

Honors students have the option of completing an Honors Thesis in their senior year, and are required to take two additional one hour classes in order to complete the project. Students that complete this senior project earn the designation of Honors College Fellow. 

  • HN 3111 - Preparing the Senior Project
  • HN 4003 - Senior Project

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Program Events

The Honors College works to go beyond the challenges in the classroom.  We provides our students with many opportunities to engage with the Lipscomb community and to serve the Nashville community.

Honors Lectures

Once a semester, the Honors College hosts a speaker to join us on campus to discuss important current topics.  Our students have discussed topics from the integrity of scientific knowledge to Augustine, evil, and the implications they have on evolution.

Honors Journal

The Honors College has two undergraduate journals: a literary journal named Calliope, and an undergraduate research journal that showcases the research of students that present in Lipscomb's annual Research Symposium. 

Service

The Honors College partners with local non-profits and schools to provide opportunities for our students to serve off campus.  We will have several one-time opportunities at local events, while maintaining ongoing relationships with a few organizations for a richer year-long service experience.

Social Events

Each semester, students have the opportunity to attend shows at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.  Monthly movie nights are hosted in the Honors Lounge.  Fall High Tea and the Spring Masquerade bookend each school year.