Roanoke College

Core Studies in the Honors Program


True education doesn't happen in a vacuum. That's why the Honors Core complements your major with a whole person approach that engages you with real world issues and communities. Every core class in the four-year program is designed to move you beyond the traditional classroom and put you into contact with people whose lives influence our understanding of the matter at hand.


Design, execute, and interpret an opinion poll for a local business in HNRS 240

Discuss community service priorities with executives of non-profit agencies and government leaders in HNRS 120

Explore issues of contact, acculturation and accommodation in a local immigrant community in HNRS 270
Educate campus peers about medical risks in HNRS 251

Make recommendations to local governments concerning prescription drug abuse in HNRS 300

Develop a mobile app to help preschoolers discover music in HNRS 241

Examine the city of Roanoke from an architectural perspective in HNRS 271