Director: Khalil Habib, Ph.D.
The Pell Honors program promotes the University’s Mission of preparing students to serve the community, to seek peace and justice in the world, and to be responsible citizens at the local, national, and international levels.
The Pell Honors program is highly selective, but is open to students in any academic discipline. Students who receive the Dean’s, Trustee’s, McAuley or Presidential Scholarships, or who are nominated by a Salve Regina University faculty member or the Office of Admissions are invited to apply for acceptance into the program. Students who earn at least a 3.75 cumulative GPA in their first semester at Salve Regina University may also apply by submitting an application and two letters of recommendation from Salve Regina University full-time faculty, which is followed by an interview with the director of the Pell Honors program.
Students pursue a challenging course of study comprised of courses linked thematically to the Pell Center’s focus on citizenship and public service, and the ideals that characterized Rhode Island Senator Claiborne Pell’s long and illustrious career in the United States Senate. The honors program extends through the traditional four years of baccalaureate study and consists of the following main components:
- Specially-designed honors sections of the New Student Transitions, core courses and Special Topics seminars;
- A junior-level internship or study-abroad experience;
- Participation in a variety of academic opportunities that may include workshops, lectures, reading groups and discussions.
Pell Honors students must maintain a minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point average to remain in the program.
Program and Course Listings
CoursesPell Honors Courses