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Academics: Honors Program

For more information on the business or any other honors program, refer to Calvin's Honors Program.

Accounting honors requirements

124 hour program (BS in Accountancy) and 150 hour program (BSPA in Accountancy) (Effective for graduates in 2017 and later)

  1. A minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 and a total of six honors courses (18 hours minimum) overall, including at least two honors courses outside the major;

  2. At least three honors courses in the major, one of which must consist of a 300-level course taught by an accounting faculty member. At least one of the courses in the department should be taken before the senior year;

  3. A GPA in the major of at least 3.3;

  4. Completion of a thesis or project in Business 390H (see below) with a grade of at least B (3.0).

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Business honors
requirements

(Effective for graduates in 2016 and later)

  1. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and total of six honors courses (18 hours minimum) overall, including at least two honors courses outside the major; 

  2. At least three honors courses in the business department, one of which is ordinarily taken before the senior year;

  3. A GPA in the major of at least 3.3;

  4. Completion of a thesis or project in Business 390H (see below) with a grade of at least B (3.0).

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Honors Thesis

The honors thesis in Business 390 may be a business plan, research paper, or other major written deliverable demonstrating individual initiative, mastery of the subject matter domain pertaining to the student’s major or concentration, collection of data or consultation of sources beyond those presented in class, and a sustained effort proportional to the number of credit hours being awarded for Business 390.  A student must meet with her/his thesis supervisor in advance of the beginning of the term to scope an appropriate project, and submit to the Registrar a completed and signed independent study request form by the registration deadline for the semester in which (s)he intends to complete it.  A viable work plan should be created by the third week of the semester, and the student should discuss progress on the project with her or his supervisor at least biweekly until its completion.