For questions regarding the Honors program, please contact:
Alger Hall 214
Minimum Requirements to Apply
- Completion of ACCT 201, ACCT 202, CIS 251, ECON 214, ECON, 215, Math 177, Math 248, Eng 230 with a cumulative grade average in these courses of 3.25
- A declared major in accounting or CIS
- 3.0 overall cumulative grade average
- For accounting majors: A minimum grade of B in ACCT 310 and ACCT 31
- For CIS majors: A minimum grade of B in CIS 352 and either CIS 255 or 257.
- Students may apply at any time between the accumulation of 60 and 89 credits. No student may be admitted after accumulation 90 credits.
Minimum Requirements for Honors Award
- A minimum grade of B in each accounting course for accounting majors and each CIS course for CIS majors. All 300-level classes and above must be taken at Rhode Island College, including ACCT 311 and ACCT 312 for accounting majors and CIS 352 and CIS 453 for CIS majors.
- 3.0 overall grade average
- Successful completion of a written research project with oral presentation to the accounting/CIS faculty*. Honors Projects must be completed by April 1 of the year of graduation in the case of spring graduation or by November 1 of the year prior to graduation in the case of winter graduation.
- Enrollment in Independent Study course, ACCT/CIS XXX (to be determined), while working on the research project.
- Completion of all courses for the accounting/CIS major
How to Apply
- Complete the Honors Program Application with a separate statement of why you wish to pursue the program
- Have two letters of recommendation from separate accounting/CIS faculty members
- Identify on the application your Honors Program Advisor who will supervise your research project and have that advisor sign the application
- Submit the application to the Honors Director in the Accounting/CIS Department who will forward it to the Chair of the Department.
- Candidates who cannot successfully complete the honors program or who wish to opt out later of the program are eligible to complete the accounting major.
- It is acceptable to change your Honors Program Advisor with approval of the Director of the Honors Program.
* Successful completion of a written research project with oral presentation to the faculty is achieved by developing a proposal to study a specific area within accounting/CIS under the supervision of a faculty member with the proposal approved by the supervising faculty member and the department chair. The supervising faculty member will guide the student through the entire research paper process. The completed project will be orally presented to the accounting/CIS faculty as a whole who may make suggestions and observations. Completion of the project rests with supervising faculty member and department chair after the oral presentation.