Farquhar Honors College

With courses about everything from epidemics to video games, the Farquhar Honors College’s Transdisciplinary Studies Minor offers the opportunity to engage in unique topics from all disciplines. The minor enhances your major coursework with degree-applicable honors courses that explore and combine ideas in innovative ways. Collaborate with faculty members to plan an advanced course of study based on your interests.

You must be admitted to the NSU Farquhar Honors College to pursue this minor. You're automatically assigned the minor as an honors student. Successful completion of the minor also results in the receipt of the General Citation in Honors. 


To complete this minor, you must:

Earn 15-24 Honors Credits
Must be honors seminars and/or honors-level courses
Maintain Good Standing

Including a cumulative
of 3.5 or higher

Write Two Essays
Submitted to the Honors College dean See details below

Statement of Intent

  • 250 words minimum

  • Identify five honors courses you plan to take to fulfill the minor

  • Identify two honors faculty members you hope to learn from during your time as an honors student

  • Submission deadline: as of fall 2022, this essay is submitted as part of your application to the Honors College (if you applied before fall 2022, you should submit this essay within your first year in the Honors College)

Reflective Essay

  • 1-2 pages

  • Describe an experience where honors courses made a substantive and positive impact

  • Review, update, and evaluate the initial plans proposed in your first essay

  • Identify honors faculty who impacted you professionally and/or academically

  • Submission deadline: at least one month before degree conferral

The Honors College may use excerpts from your essays for promotional materials, including but not limited to our social media and website.

Contact honors@nova.edu if you have any questions.

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