NSU Establishes New Farquhar Honors College

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Highly motivated, high-achieving undergraduate students entering Nova Southeastern University (NSU) this fall will have a new option to enhance their college experience: participation in the Farquhar Honors College.

The college offers all qualifying NSU undergraduate students the opportunity to take unique Honors courses and workshops, write and defend an Honors thesis, engage in and present multidisciplinary research, study on location domestically and abroad, gain access to visiting distinguished speakers, and benefit from the new Scholars Program—all complemented by mentorship from select faculty members from across the university.

Alumni, members of NSU, and the greater community are welcome to attend the college’s Distinguished Speakers Series lectures and the annual Undergraduate Student Symposium showcasing student research, creative projects, and films.

While NSU has offered an academic Undergraduate Honors Program since 2003, the new Honors College expands the breadth and reach of Honors initiatives to include additional opportunities and support for high-achieving students not enrolled in the Honors Program, Honors alumni, as well as members of the greater community.

NSU is now one of only 200 U.S. universities to house an Honors College. This addition advances the university’s goal to engage with the local community and attract some of the best and brightest undergraduate students from around the world.

“Over the past five decades, NSU has developed a premier reputation based on our diverse, challenging curricula, and professors who are leaders in their respective fields,” said Dr. George L. Hanbury, president. “The Farquhar Honors College will take us to an even more prestigious level in undergraduate education for years to come.”

Don Rosenblum President Hanbury named Don Rosenblum, Ph.D., dean of NSU’s Farquhar Honors College. Previously, Rosenblum served as dean of the former Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences for 11 years. Through an academic realignment, which became effective on July 1, 2015, the undergraduate degree programs previously offered by the college of arts and sciences now reside within other NSU colleges that house their corresponding graduate and professional programs in related disciplines. All NSU colleges with undergraduate degree programs will offer qualifying students pathways to participate in the Honors College.

“These top students are often extraordinarily gifted in one discipline,” said Dean Rosenblum. “Our goal is to give them much greater breadth of classroom-based and experiential learning opportunities.” Honors Program students must complete a supplemental application to the Honors College. Consideration for admission includes review of past grades, test scores, and essays. Once admitted, they will be expected to maintain a 3.5 GPA to continue in the Honors Program.

“The Farquhar Honors College will foster an inclusive, multidisciplinary environment of intellectual and cultural exploration for all who engage with our programs and events,” said Rosenblum.

For additional information about NSU’s Farquhar Honors College, please visit http://honors.nova.edu.


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