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    Jan 17, 2022  
Lee University Catalog 2008-2009 
Lee University Catalog 2008-2009 [Archived Catalog]

Kairos Scholars

Kairos Scholars Honors Program



Students with a minimum combined ACT of 27 or an SAT of 1230 are eligible to apply to be part of the Kairos Scholars Honors Program. The honors program provides enhanced opportunity for students to interact with instructors specifically selected to create a meaningful community of learners. Courses designated as honors courses use various pedagogies, employ a variety of assessment tools and offer flexible and creative assignments.

Courses below substitute for the general core of the university or represent additional requirements for the honors student. Some courses will be developed specifically for the Honors Program while others will be honors sections of existing courses.

General Core

(Substitutions or additional requirement as indicated)

Honors Humanities   12 hours
Honors Rhetoric & Research   3 hours
Honors Environmental Science   4 hours
Honors Politics   3 hours
Honors Freshman Seminar   2 hours
Senior Honors Project   1 hours

Additional Honors hours may be acquired through Honors Discussions (1 hr each), through Contract Courses in the major (HONR-450) or on Honors Study Abroad opportunities.

Students assume the responsibility for contract courses. The student must contract with the professor of an approved major course prior to registering for that course. The student and professor arrange for the course enhancement, which may take the form of additional assignments, presentations or research.

The Senior Honors Project is similar to a Contract Course and represents a culminating research experience. The Senior Project will be presented in an appropriate venue, either on campus or at some off-campus colloquium. For example, a history student presenting research at a regional conference, a science student presenting at the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics poster session or a music student performing an additional recital may fulfill the requirements of the project.

Kairos Scholars Honors Program hours total 30 or just over 23% of the total hours required for most majors, which is within the guidelines set by the National Collegiate Honors Council. Students interested in applying for Kairos Scholars should contact the Dean of Arts & Sciences for more information.

Recognitions and Benefits of the Program:

  • Honors Diploma
  • Honors graduates identified in the commencement program
  • Priority registration and advanced class selection
  • Mentoring by Honors Program upperclassmen for freshmen honors students.