Helena College Honors Pathway Program

Helena College Honors Pathway Program with UM-Davidson Honors College

The Honors Pathway is the result of an articulation agreement between Helena College and the University of Montana-Davidson Honors College.  The agreement provides a clear route for students in the Helena College Honors Pathway to transfer all of their coursework to UM and ultimately graduate from UM with the Davidson Honors College University Scholar distinction.  All students enrolling in Helena College general transfer degree advising options are eligible to apply for the honors program. Students who successfully complete each of the requirements of the program and apply to UM will be granted admission to the Davidson Honors College with junior standing.

Students must be admitted to Helena College prior to applying for the Honors Pathway Program and must be eligible to enroll in college-level math and English courses.

For more information, download the application or call the college at 447-6904.

Current honors course offerings:

HONR 121 Ways of Knowing (required for pathway) - Offered spring semester
BIOB 160 Principles of Living Systems - Offered fall semester
CHMY 143 College Chem II - Offered spring semester
CHMY 223 Organic Chem II - Offered spring semester
PSYX 240 Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology - Offered fall & spring semester
PSYX 250 Fundamentals of Biological Psychology - Offered spring semester
PSYX 280 Fundamentals of Cognition and Memory - Offered fall semester

One of the courses within the program is HONR 121 “Ways of Knowing.”  All Helena College students may take HONR 121 as an elective in humanities and diversity toward completion of an AA or AS degree, and Pathway students are required to take this foundational course. Texts include writers such as Aristotle, Descartes, Darwin, Kate Chopin, and James Welch and “in the process, we will become acquainted with some of the great ideas about the divine, the natural world, and the self in solitude and society, while remaining alert for cracks in our apparent certainties and consolations in the midst of our doubts” (HC College Catalog 2015-2016).

In the 2015 spring semester, Helena College student Teresa Merriman created this video as a final project for HONR 121 Ways of Knowing.