University Honors: Bachelor's Program Curriculum 

  • 6 cr. Honors English 101 and 201
  • 3 cr. MATH 102 (or higher)
  • 3 cr. SPCM 101 or 222:  Honors Speech
  • 6 cr. Additional Honors-designated general education courses 
  • 6-8 cr. of non-English Language
  • 6 cr. of Honors Colloquia
  • 3 cr. HON 498:  Capstone Research

Suggested Timeline

Freshman Year

  • Fall: Honors English 101, Honors MATH 102
  • Spring: Honors English 201, Honors SPCM 101 or 222

Sophomore Year

  • Fall: Honors-designated general education course I, Non-English Language I
  • Spring:Honors-designated general education course II, Non-English Language II

Junior Year

  • Fall: Colloquium I
  • Spring: Colloquium II 

Senior Year

  • Fall: HON 498:  Capstone Research
  • Spring: HON 498:  Capstone Research (Complete Capstone and Defense)

*The capstone project can be completed earlier in the student’s academic career to allow for senior internships, student teaching, and study abroad commitments.


University Honors: Associate Program Curriculum 

  • 6 cr. Honors English 101 and 201
  • 3 cr. MATH 102:  Honors College Algebra
  • 3 cr. SPCM 101 or 222: Honors Foundations of Speech or Argumentation and Debate
  • 4-8 cr. Foreign Language
  • 3 cr.  Honors Colloquia
  • 1-3 credits of Honors 498:  Capstone Research

Suggested Timeline

Year 1:

  • Fall: Honors English 101, MATH 102, Foreign Language 
  • Spring: Honors English 201, SCMP 101 or 222

Year 2:

  • Fall: Colloquium, HON 498
  • Spring: Capstone Defense

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Courtney Huse Wika
Director of University Honors 
Assistant Professor of English
1200 University Street
Black Hills State University
Spearfish SD 57799-9003
Courtney.HuseWika@bhsu.edu
605.642.6918