Wayne State College

Honors Program

Honors Curriculum

Every year Wayne State College offers more than a dozen honors courses. Honors courses are small and taught by select faculty members and provide a novel approach to learning that is stimulating to the most motivated and ambitious students. Honors courses are specially-conceived versions of courses from our General Studies program and help to broaden the students' vision and scholarly skills, and provide a rigorous background in advance of pursuing the Honors Projects. 

Honors students complete an honors projects, usually spanning their junior and senior years. These projects serve as a capstone for Honors Program experience, and provide the opportunity for the student to delve further into an academic discipline. This research can take place just about anywhere—in the lab or the library, in the community or the workplace, in the U.S. or abroad. With as many majors as Wayne State College has to offer, no list can convey what these projects might be. However, here is a sample of recent project topics:

  • "Creating an Enemy: The Dehumanization of Jewish Populations in Europe Pre-WWII"
  • "Police Brutality: An Analysis of Public Perception"
  • "The Power of Forgiveness in Mind, Body, and Spiritual Wellness: Millennials vs. Baby Boomers"
  • "Giving Voice to the Voiceless: Power and Song in Shakespeare's Plays"
  • "Dying America? Examining Population Shifts in Nebraska and the Midwest"
  • "I am Not a Commodity: Human Trafficking in Nebraska and Beyond"
  • "NGOs and Rural African Aid: A Case Study"
  • "Kinetics of the Parallel Squat"
  • "Using Amino Acids in the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance"
  • "Getting to the 'Root' of It: Using CRISPR in the Deletion of Virulence Genes"
  • "Understanding Antibiotic Resistance While Utilizing Histidine as a Future Option Against Resistant Bacteria"
  • "Parental Resources for Foster Care in the Midwest Versus the East and West Coasts"
  • "Brigadas Internacionales: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939"
  • "Masculinities and Behaviorial Health in College Male Athletics"
  • "Recividism and Society"