Feb 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Honors College

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Alan Bradshaw, Director
Kristen Thompson, Program Administrator

The Honors College seeks to provide superior students with unique opportunities for intellectual challenge and growth. Classes are kept small in order that students and faculty members may exchange ideas in a format conducive to free discussion. Professors are chosen for their ability to inspire bright students to think and work independently and creatively, to develop intellectual curiosity, to express their ideas clearly and logically, and to respect the ideas of others.

The college also encourages students to develop significant research interests and provides them with outlets on campus and at state, regional, and national conferences to share their research with other students and faculty. In addition to the formal academic areas, the college provides opportunities to attend musicals, plays, concerts, operas, lectures and art exhibits. The college is affiliated with the National Collegiate Honors Conference and is listed in Peterson’s Guide to Honors Colleges, 4th edition. For more information about Honors College visit the website at lipscomb.edu/honors. Students can also contact the Director by email at alan.bradshaw@lipscomb.edu

Requirements for Admission


Admission to The Honors College is competitive. Those seeking admission to the college must complete an application process. Incoming students must have a minimum ACT composite of 28 (SAT of 1300).

Information about the Honors College is available on at www/lipscomb.edu/honors

Other Students

Any student who has a 3.4 or higher GPA after the first semester and 3.5 or higher after the freshman year may apply to be admitted to the college provided space is available. Transfer students who have participated in an Honors College or Honors Program at their previous institution may also apply to be admitted. Those entering the college after the first semester will need to meet with the Director to determine how they will satisfy the requirements for graduation. 

Honors Caveat

If an honors student fails to maintain a minimum GPA in all courses, the student will be notified of his or her provisional status in The Honors College. Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA. If a student falls below that mark, he/she will have two additional semesters to meet the standard, after which he/she will be suspended from the college. A student may reapply once he or she has achieved a 3.5 GPA.

Program of Study Requirements