CALS Honors Membership

The Freshman Honors Program (FHP) is a one-year program administered by the University Honors Program Committee that establishes admission criteria, and selects and admits freshman students with the advice of the college Honors committees. Admission is by application and invitation only. This program and the privileges and activities of its members are described in publications of the Freshman Honors Program, available at the Honors Program Office in Honors Building.

Members of the FHP who are enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are considered part of the Agriculture and Life Sciences Honors family and are welcomed guests at meetings and activities of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Honors Program. Contact is encouraged between Agriculture and Life Sciences Honors faculty and students. Agriculture and Life Sciences students associated with the Freshman Honors Program are encouraged to consider the benefits of the Agriculture and Life Sciences Honors Program and to seek admission as Full Members as soon as they are eligible and have chosen a major within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Membership in the FHP is not a prerequisite for admission to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Honors Program and is not a factor in the acceptance or rejection of applications for such admission.

 

The applicant must:

  • be enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the time of application.
  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher for work done at ISU.
  • have at least 48 credits to complete after the semester of application approval.
  • apply using the University Honors Program Application.

As a full member of the Agriculture and Life Sciences Honors Program a student:

  • will have an Honors Curricular Advisor to assist in scheduling and completion of Honors Program requirement
  • may register for and attend Honors seminars and courses.
  • may participate in all college and university Honors Program activities.
  • may participate in the Wingspread Foundation Fellows and other regional and national Honors Conferences.
  • will receive the Honors Program Newsletter.
  • has access to the facilities of the Honors Building.
  • will receive priority scheduling at registration.
  • may apply for funds to support Honors projects.
  • qualifies for extended loan privileges at the Parks Library.
  • will be recognized as an Honors Program Graduate at graduation if all requirements are met.

  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Honors Committee
    Charley Turner
    20 Curtiss Hall
    515-294-8653
    cfturner@iastate.edu