The Jane E. Cooper Campus Honors Program is a special opportunity available to academically talented students at the Brandywine campus. Entering freshmen who meet criteria such as high SAT scores, very good high school averages, or high scores on Penn State placement tests, are invited to become Cooper Scholars.
This program allows highly motivated students at this campus to participate in small, specially designed classes. At the end of the freshman and sophomore year, qualified students may be apply to become Cooper Scholars. Please view our collection of online videos to learn more about our program.
Cooper Honors students have the opportunity to:
* Have registration priority
* Have semester-long library loans
* Take special honors courses and trips arranged for honors scholars
* Work closely with the Coordinator of the Honors Program to develop a program especially suited to their interests
* Establish one-on-one contact with professors through independent study and undergraduate research
* Work closely with other Cooper and Schreyer Scholars from different disciplines in their honors courses
* Have honors courses noted on their transcript
Scholarships and Awards
Honors students in good standing will be invited each spring to apply for a variety of scholarship opportunities available on our campus.
Cooper Honors Scholars must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 and accumulate at least 9 credits of honors coursework in their freshman year, 9 honors credits in their sophomore year, and 14 honors credits in their junior and senior year (combined). A senior thesis is required.
All entering freshmen must enroll in ENGL 030 (Honors Freshman Composition), L ST 100H (Information Search Strategies) and the honors orientation course STS 130H (World Food Problems). Students in the second semester of their junior year must take the thesis preparation course L ST 301H (Information Research Methods and Systems). Students that complete honors option projects and honors independent research must present their work at the honors Socratic Symposium each semester.
For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the honors coordinators.