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Honors Program

The Purpose of the Honors Program

The Honors Program at West Virginia University Potomac State College provides intellectual challenges and enrichment opportunities to academically talented students.

Students who share similar work ethics, goals and aspirations can find a strong sense of community with their peers.

Honors courses are taught by some of our finest faculty members. Professors not only know your name but also your hopes and dreams. Limited class sizes allow for engaging discussions and debates.

Changes to the Honors Program

To align with changes occurring in the Honors College on the Morgantown campus, the Honors Program at PSC has also undergone changes. These changes will allow a seamless transfer into the Honors College upon changing to the Morgantown campus. The Honors Program Handbook 2017-2018 provides an in depth description of the requirements, for students beginning during the 2017 -2018 academic year, to graduate with honors distinction from PSC upon completion of an AA, AAS or BAS degree.

Admission in the Honors Program

Incoming freshman students must have a 3.3 high school GPA and 23 ACT or 1060 “old” SAT/1140 “new” SAT (reading and math combined) score.

Current Potomac State students and transfer students who have a 3.5 cumulative GPA may be eligible for admission into the Honors Program. Honors credits received at other institutions may be accepted as honors credits at Potomac State. Current and/or transfer students interested in the Honors Program should contact the Program Coordinator.

The Benefits of the Honors Program

  • Students successfully completing the Honors Program will receive Honors Scholar designation on their official transcripts and graduation diplomas. Honors Scholars also receive special recognition during the Commencement ceremony.
  • Honors students choosing to change campuses to Morgantown from Potomac State may also transfer into the WVU Honors College.
  • Honors students have a variety of opportunities to participate in Honors Program sponsored social and cultural activities.
  • All honors students receive priority pre-registration for future semesters.
  • Honors students have the option to request housing in Catamount Place.
  • Honors students may enroll in Honors 199, which fulfills the requirement for all new students to enroll in an orientation course, typically WVUe 191.
  • Honors students may take one or more honors course each semester. Many of these courses satisfy general education (GEF) requirements at Potomac State College and West Virginia University so completing the honors courses does not typically require students to take additional courses.

For information about the Honors Program please contact:

Vicki Huffman 
Coordinator, PSC Honors Program,
Associate Professor of Biology
WVU Potomac State College
Keyser, WV 26726
(304) 788-6971