Director: James M. Ludes, 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 aim of the Pell Honors program, therefore, is to realize Senator Pell’s vision of education as the key to informed citizenship. One of the best ways to attain a liberal education - an education fit for a free individual and self-government - is through a serious study of the great ideas that have shaped human thought and history. Students pursue a challenging course of study comprised of courses mostly centered around great texts and/or primary sources.
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.
The honors program extends through the traditional four years of baccalaureate study but can be completed in three years. The program consists of the following main components:
- Specially-designed honors sections of the University seminars, 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