The Jane E. Cooper Honors Program provides outstanding students the opportunity for an enhanced and supportive intellectual and social experience connected to the honors mission of academic excellence with integrity, building a global awareness, and leadership and civic engagement. Honors scholars become critical, independent thinkers who are active in the design and pursuit of their own education, and prepared to lead successful and fulfilling professional, civic, and cultural lives.
Cooper Honors Students must:
Maintain a minimum university cumulative GPA of 3.40 each semester and at graduation.
Be regularly enrolled at Penn State Brandywine and continuously enrolled in honors courses.
Participate in the required co-curricular Honors Program activities. Students must attend one mandatory meeting each semester and at least one optional event each academic year.
Enroll in the designated 3 credit honors orientation course (REQUIRED FOR FRESHMEN) OR Honor 301H (Role of Knowledge in Society, 3 credits, Sophomore/Juniors only) in the fall semester.
Complete a one-credit, thesis preparation course in the junior year and give a presentation in a public forum of his/her honors senior thesis during the completion semester.
Support the honors mission of academic excellence with integrity, building a global awareness, engaging in leadership and civic engagement.
Entering freshman must complete a minimum of eighteen (18) honors credits during the first four semesters, at least half during the first academic year (fall/spring/summer).
Students entering the program as sophomores need nine (9) honors credits. For students entering as juniors, the requirements for the freshman/sophomore credits are waived.
Complete an additional fourteen (14) honors credits or more during the junior/senior block at Penn State Brandywine.
Submit a Thesis Proposal Report (TPR) one year before graduation from Penn State Brandywine. Defend and submit a thesis before graduation.