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Honors Program - Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Honors Program
Is anyone here in the honors program? I got an email from Cal Poly, and after browsing the site, it might be something I'm interested in. The site makes it seem like AP classes in college - is that right? How much more time-consuming is it than the regular program? I don't know if I would be able to do the Honors program and an architecture major if it's too hard.
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margotheangel From: margotheangel Date: May 14th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I didn't do the honors program. Here's why: College is about being an adult. Living on your own, making new friends, learning what you like to do and don't like to do. Also about getting a degree, but not completely. In architecture, would it help you to have an honors degree? (I'm actually asking - I was not an arch major.) If so, maybe it's worth it. If it's just something neat, I wouldn't bother. (If you're not sure, I'd honestly call up an architecture firm nearby that you respect and ask them if they'd respect someone with an Honors degree more than someone with a regular one.) Architecture is hard enough without adding more work for no reason.
swizzbeats From: swizzbeats Date: May 15th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Cal Poly's hella easy. Isn't the honors program just some advanced GE classes, like Literature? Go for it. It'll be nice to be in a classroom with people who both read the book and were interested in it.
geekgirl84 From: geekgirl84 Date: June 12th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was in the Honors Program when I was attending Cal Poly from 2002-2006. If you can get into it, go for it. It looks nice on your diploma. I have a BA in English and my diploma says "Bachelor of Arts in English with Honors." You have to take 8 honors classes before you graduate (a lot of them are GEs). Remember that your senior project counts as one of those honors classes, so really it's only 7 classes. The program tries hard to incorporate community service, interaction between Honors Program members (the Honors dorm for instance), etc, but for the most part, that is all optional. I chose to live in the Honors dorm my freshman year and I ended up regretting it. Everyone was really quiet and nerdy, which is cool if that's your thing, but it wasn't my thing. So if you plan on doing more socializing, don't do the Honors Dorm. Otherwise, I definitely recommed getting into the program. The honors classes are nice because most of the students want to be there and speak up in discussion, but in my experience, were no harder than they non-honors counterparts.
inside0ut_89 From: inside0ut_89 Date: July 3rd, 2008 07:53 am (UTC) (Link)
thanks for the input! I got into the Honors Program, but I'm dorming with the red bricks since I prefer to stay with my college.
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