Honors Program Academic Opportunities

Unique Academic Opportunities through the Honors Program

As part of the Honors Program, students have access to a series of unique learning experiences. Along with Honors designated courses, which are smaller in size (maxed at 16) and focus more on group discussion than just pure lecture, Honors students are able to participate in several Honors activities throughout the school year, such as the Honors Conference held in the spring, and an annual museum field trip during the fall.

Honors Program Courses

A variety of Honors only courses are available each semester. These courses run from general education courses to special interest/topic courses in a variety of fields and vary each semester. Below are the available Honors Courses for current/upcoming semesters.

Summer 2015 - Honors Program Courses            


Course Code Course Name Instructor Days   Times Location
ENG 295-1HON1 Transcendental Poetry Richard Turner T/TH 8:30 am - 11:15am ICE 363


Fall 2015 - Honors Program Courses


Course Code Course Name Instructor Days  Times Location
SOC 101-1HON1 Introduction to Sociology Judi Brake M/W/F 11am-11:50am ICE 363
COM 105-1HON1 Introduction to Public Speaking Todd Yerby M/W/F 12pm-12:50pm ICE 363
PHL 105-1HON1 Introduction to Ethics Michael Adamek M/W/F 1pm-1:50pm ICE 363
MUS 101-1HON1 Music of the World Philip Forrester T/TH 1pm-2:15pm ICE 363
BIO 100-1HON1 Life Science Rebecca Gehringer Lecture-TH




ICE 363

NKM 208

BUS 115-1HHON1 Personal Finance (Hybrid) Dianna Parker TH 4pm-7pm ICE 363


One of the many opportunities available to Honors Students is that chance to visit some of the regions great art and science museums. During of the Fall 2012 semester, Honors students visited the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri as an all-day event which included a guided tour through parts of the museum. In the Fall of 2013, Honors students had the opportunity to visit the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Below are some images from taken during these trips.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - Fall 2012

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art - Fall 2013

Honors Program Links

Honors Program Contact Information

 Honors Program Director

 Todd Yerby
 Springfield Campus
 Information Commons East 352  Office: 417-447-8229
 1001 E.Chestnut Expressway  Fax: 417-447-8249
 Springfield, MO 65803  Email: honors@otc.edu