Integrative learning is the process of connecting academics and beyond-the-classroom experiences so that students can apply information and skills to novel and complex issues or challenges. The graduation with distinction requirements will allow students to:
- Collaborate with students in other disciplines
- Give students a variety of experiences outside of the classroom
- Find ways to put the pieces together and develop habits that will prepare them to make informed judgments in the conduct of personal, professional, and civic life
- Apply learning to real world context
All students who successfully complete the requirements below will receive:
- A special seal on their diploma
- A denotation in the graduation program signifying that they have graduated with a distinction
- A denotation on their academic transcript signifying that they have graduated with a distinction
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Students desiring to earn distinction should speak with their Academic Advisor to discuss the requirements. In general, to earn a distinction students will:
- Have a GPA of 2.5 in any major
- Complete 2 college-required learning activities beyond the classroom which relate to the chosen distinction.
- Complete 2 pre-approved additional learning activities beyond the classroom of the student’s choice which relate to the chosen distinction.
- Present learning at the Integrative Symposium and complete an e-portfolio to showcase experience.