honors students

The Wright State University Honors Program enrolls the university's brightest, most ambitious students.  

They graduate with one of three Honors designations:

University Honors Scholars graduate having completed at least seven Honors courses and seminars, as well as the Departmental Honors Program in their majors.

Departmental Honors Scholars graduate having completed significant independent work in their disciplines. Departmental Honors in Religion, Philosophy, and Classics requires the completion of a two-semester research project, which culminates in the writing of an extended honors thesis.

General Studies Honors Scholars graduate having earned A’s and B’s in at least seven Honors courses and seminars and have achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5.

Recent Honors graduates in the departments of Religion, Philosophy and Classics include:

Spring 2017

Dana Moorman 
Departmental Honors, Classical Languages & Cultures
Project: “Julian Marriage Laws”

Spring 2015

Jeremy Gambrell
University Honors, Religion
Project: “Paul: Renegade Apostle or Judean Religious Expert?”

Spring 2014

Theresia Gordnier
Departmental Honors, Philosophy
Project: “Doctoring at a Distance: The Ethical Implications of Telemedicine”

Fall 2013

Hope Houston
General Studies Honors, Philosophy and English

Spring 2012

Samantha Doggett
Departmental Honors, Classical Humanities
Project: “Penelope and Odysseus: An Ideal Marriage”

Spring 2011

Jessica Wynn
University Honors, Religion
Project: “Material Objects and Healing in Christianity”

Spring 2010

Michael Ohlson
Departmental Honors, Religion
Project: “Killing the Buddha: The Life and Teachings of Ch’an Master Linji”

Samantha Larason
General Studies Honors, Religion