Shani Clark, M.A.
Honors Program Coordinator
Asst. Professor of Communications
Building F, Room 121 B
Edward (Ted) Butler, M.A.
Honors Program Recruiter
Asst. Professor Of History
Building I, Room 223
Honors Program = Critical Thinking + Leadership Skills
Why join the Honors Program at Darton College?
- Stand out in the crowd
- Personal and professional development
- Develop critical thinking and leadership skills
- Be a leader in the classroom and beyond
- Beef up your resume
- Enhance your chances of getting into top universities
- Your transcript will read “Honors Program Graduate”
The Honors Program provides transferable core-curriculum courses for highly motivated students who value participatory learning, scholarly exchange, and innovative instruction. Students are educated about western cultural heritage and current world affairs, and they gain exposure to controversial issues encountered in modern society.
The Honors Program provides students with opportunities for professional and personal development that will assist with their career goals and enhance their personal life. The Honors Program also requires students to become active in the community and participate in cultural enrichment activities.
Program Requirements and Structure
Honors Program participants must have a 3.0 High School GPA and a 1000 or higher SAT score on their combined verbal and writing sections, OR 3.4 Darton GPA (minimum Honors Program requirement). In lieu of an SAT score, a higher GPA is required. A completed application and unofficial transcript must be submitted to the Honors Coordinator.
The program offers two levels of achievement - Scholar and Sage.
- Scholar - Students at this level need to complete three courses. A certificate is awarded to Scholar Students.
- Sage - Students at this level need to complete six courses. A medallion, wall plaque, and a transcript which says “Honor Program Graduate” are awarded to Sage students.
- A Leadership development class is mandatory for both levels.
- Students at both levels are required to participate in cultural, community and leadership activities each semester.
- Students at both levels will be recognized on Honors Day.
- Cultural Activity (2 hours needed)
- Community Service (4 hours needed)
- Campus Activity (4 hours needed)
- Club Monthly Meetings
How To Apply
Incoming freshmen are invited to apply through written correspondence as early as possible. Applications for admission are also available from the Honors Program Coordinator or through the Admissions Office.
For more information, contact:
- The Honors Program
2400 Gillionville Road
Albany, GA 31707
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or contact Admissions at (229) 317-6740,
or toll-free at 866-775-1214
In addition to the academic and cultural benefits of being enrolled in the Honors Program, participants receive a $200 stipend per semester for full participation in the program.
Honors Program Courses*
COMM 1110 Public Speaking (Area C) ENGL 1101 English Comp I (Area A) ENGL 1102 English Comp II (Area A) HIST 1112 Survey of World History II (Area E) HIST 2112 U.S. History After 1877 (Area E) LEAD 1101** Leadership Dev. (Area B) MATH 2205 Intro to Statistics (Area D) PHIL 1101 Critical Thinking (Area B) POLS 1101 American Government in World Perspective (Area E) SOCI 1101 Principles of Sociology (Area E) Personal Health (Area G)
*A variety of other courses are available as determined each semester, please contact the Honors Program Coordinator or Recruiter for details.