The Endicott Scholars program gives Endicott’s most ambitious students the opportunity to study topics outside of their majors and from a variety of academic perspectives.
Endicott Scholars is a highly selective program. Incoming freshmen are selected based on:
- SAT or ACT scores (required)
- Class rank
- Honors coursework
- AP credit
Second semester freshmen, who have a grade point average of 3.5 or above, will be invited to apply for admission.
Foundational Honors Seminars
Incoming freshmen take HON100 Honors Seminar I in the fall or spring semester *
Incoming sophomores take HON200 Honors Seminar II in the fall semester
*HON100 Honors Seminar I replaces ENG112 Critical Reading & Writing II
Upper Level Honors Seminars
All Scholars entering the program as freshmen, are required to take three HON350 seminars
All Scholars entering the program as sophomores, are required to take two HON350 seminars
Topics change every semester.
Recent HON350 Topics
Banned Books • The Culture of Heroism • Lost & Found Media
The History & Culture of Food • Youth & Violence
Trying Not to Try: Wu Wei, Flow & Performance
Inequalities in Higher Education • The Theory and Practice of Mindfulness
Women in Power, Peace, and Conflict • American Slavery
Ideologies of Music, Art & Literature
Endicott Scholars participate in small, academically challenging and engaging seminars led by Endicott's most dynamic professors. Students accepted to the program as freshmen take HON 100 Honors Seminar I in the fall or spring of freshman year; HON 100 replaces the required freshman course ENG 112 Critical Reading and Writing II. Students who are accepted to the Endicott Scholars program as sophomores are required take a one-semester foundation course, HON 200 Honors Seminar, in the fall of their sophomore year.
All Endicott Scholars take HON 350 Honors Seminars during the sophomore and junior years. Seminar topics change each semester and can include: American Suburbia, Inside your Mind, Lost and Found Media, Philosophy and Pop Culture, Culture and History of Food, Youth and Violence, Reel Representations of the Artist, The Business of Life, and The Culture of Heroism. Scholars who entered the program as freshmen take three HON 350 courses, while those who entered the program as sophomores take two HON 350 Honors Seminars.
Through participation in the Endicott Scholars honors seminars, and accompanying activities and events, Endicott Scholars create a community of academic leaders on the Endicott campus. HON 400 Senior Honors Seminar is taken in the spring of senior year. This one-credit course is the capstone of the Endicott Scholars program and culminates in the Senior Honors Ceremony.