The Honors Program at Central provides a scholarly experience for students of high academic aptitude to pursue rigorous and in-depth studies, personal research interests, and collegial relationships with professors and students.
Under the direction of Professor Paul Axton, the program is open to incoming students and returning students who qualify. If you think you might be interested in joining this special community of scholars in the Honors Program submit the Application and Academic Reference Form. If you have any questions please call 660-269-3900 ext. 136, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the honors program, click on the links on this page to find out about Group Life, Mentoring, Qualifications, Testimony, and Benefits. Or, download the brochure in PDF format.
- Honors Program students participate in shared experiences to build knowledge.
- Field trips are scheduled each semester to provide exposure to an enriching cultural or academic experience.
- Colloquia are held each semester where research is presented by honors students and professors. Past colloquia are available on video by clicking here: Honors Colloquium Videos.
- Honors Program students are provided double-occupancy rooms with roommates who are also in the Honors Program.
- Honors students meet regularly with professors to build collegiality. Attendance at colloquia and joint research projects provide intellectual stimulation. The Director provides personal oversight and opportunities for advice and feedback.
Course of Study
The Honors Program gives students in all majors the opportunity to pursue in-depth study. This work takes three forms:Honors Courses, an Honors Theology Seminar, and a Capstone Research Project. The Honors Program can be completed within the requirements of a four year degree.
- Honors Courses are geared toward Honors Program students or non-honors students with a cumulative 3.30 GPA. Each semester, qualified students may enroll in one course appropriate for their grade level.
- The Honors Theology Seminar is designed primarily for honors students. They complete a sequence of supplemental work in seminar form, sharing their results with one another. The seminar is designed as the final classroom work prior to the capstone project.
- A Capstone Research Project explores a Biblical or theological topic under the supervision of the Honors Program Director. To complete the project, the student will present the research at an honors program colloquium.
Freshmen may apply for the program if they have graduated in the top fifteen percent of their high school class and meet the listed qualifications.
Transfer studetns may apply for the program if they have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.50 in previous college wrok and meet the listed qualifications.
- Earn a 3.70 GPA for freshmen (or a College GPA of 3.50 for transfer students).
- Earn a minumum composite score of 25 on the ACT or an 1100 on the SAT.
- Submit a recommendation from a high school teacher, (or a college professor for transer students).
Sophomores may qualify who have earned a 3.50 during their first year at Central and completed 30 hours of credit.
"In my time at Central, I have been fortunate enough to be able to participate in many of the opportunities that will be afforded to those who choose to enroll in the honors program. As I come to the end of my time at Central and look ahead toward graduate studies, I know that because of those opportunities I will be more than adequately prepared for the academic demands of seminary. If you choose to take on the challenge and adventure of an honors education at Central, you too will be so equipped."
Class of 2009
Students qualified for, enrolled in, and completing the honors program will receive the following benefits:
- Limited class size in honors courses leads to increased student participation.
- Honors students in good standing receive a discount towards textbooks in the CCCB bookstore (8 semesters maximum).
- Students are given a double-occupancy room with another Honors Program student.
- Junior students and above are given preferential consideration to be selected as paid or volunteer student tutors for other CCCB students in the Learning Center. (Students hired as paid tutors may earn approximately $1,000 per semester).
- Junior students and above are eligible to be chosen as a teaching assistant for a CCCB professor. Professors determine the nature of the assistance given by the student. These unpaid positions provide valuable experience for those who seek a future career in academia.
- Students' transcripts will indicate completion of all honors classes and the entire program, if appropriate. Students completing the program will be recognized at honors chapel.
- Intellectual stimulation comes from attending colloquia and research projects. The Director provides personal oversight and opportunities for advice and feedback.
Central Christian College of the Bible
Attention: Paul Axton, Honors Program Director
911 E. Urbandale Drive
Moberly, MO 65270