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    Apr 10, 2021  
Lee University Catalog 2012-2013 
Lee University Catalog 2012-2013 [Archived Catalog]

Kairos Scholars

Kairos Scholars Honors Program



Students with a minimum combined ACT of 27 or an SAT of 1230 (without essay) 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 and encourage a meaningful community of peer learners. Courses designated as honors courses use various pedagogies, employ a variety of assessment tools and offer flexible and creative assignments.

Students in the Kairos Scholars Honors Program who complete a total of 24 honors hours maintaining an overal GPA of 3.5 and meeting the requirements of a member in good standing will receive the following recognitions and benefits of the program:

  • Honors Diploma
  • Honors identification in honors chapel and commencement programs
  • Priority registration and advanced class selection
  • Participation in invitation-only special events and activities


Course Substitutions

Courses listed below currently substitute for general or religion core courses 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.

GNST-101 Honors Freshman Seminar   2 hours
ENGL-110 Honors Rhetoric & Research   3 hours
BIOL-104 Honors Environmental Science   4 hours
HUMN-201 Honors Foundations of Western Culture   3 hours
HUMN-202 Honors Rise of Europe   3 hours
HUMN-301 Honors Foundations of Modern World   3 hours
HUMN-493 Honors Humanities Capstone   3 hours
POLS-200 Honors Understanding Contemp. Politics   3 hours
PSYC-200 Honors Understanding Human Behavior   3 hours
THEO-230 Honors Introduction to Theology   3 hours
THEO-231 Honors Introduction to Christian Ethics   3 hours
HONR-450 Honors Directed Study   1 hours
HONR-491-493 Honors Special Topics   1-3 hrs

Honors elective hours may be acquired through Honors Discussions (1 hr each), through Contract Courses in the major (HONR-450) or through Special Topics courses offered as part of an Honors Study Abroad opportunity.

Applying to the Program

Entering students interested in applying to the Kairos Honors Program may do so by requesting information and an application form at the following emal address: Or they may download the application form and follow the instructions at the following link: Applications are generally due by May 15 for the following fall term. Decisions regarding admission into the program are made around the first week of June and all notifications are by emal using the contact information provided on the application form. Entering students with AP credit, dual enrollment or specific major requirements that duplicate honors substitutions will not be required to take those honors classes to remain in the program. The program director, with the assistance of Academic Services, will work individually with each student to ascertain the course schedule and honors plan that works best for them. Rising sophomores may also apply for the program, understanding that criteria for admission and likelihood of courseload fit will differ on a case by case basis. The honors program coursework fits without difficulty in any major program with the possible exception of music due to the specific general education core requirements of music major programs.