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E.P. Hart Honors Program

In addition to a generous scholarship, the E.P. Hart Honors Program provides students with the unique opportunity to be part of a group of students and faculty who pursue spiritual transformation through participation in an intellectual community. Centered around a “Great Books” curriculum that consists of the world’s most important, enduring texts, the honors program will be an integral part of any honor student’s academic, social and spiritual experience at Spring Arbor University.

Advantages of the Program

  • A series of general education courses centered around a Great Books curriculum. Students will not only learn about the timeless texts of our cultures, they will study them directly, from Holy Scripture to the Founding Fathers, from the Ancient Greeks to Continental Philosophers.
  • Each honors course is team-taught by two professors, increasing faculty interaction and creating a unique classroom dialogue.
  • An annual honors seminar course designed around a highly-specialized, interdisciplinary subject.
  • A senior thesis project coordinated with a faculty mentor from your academic discipline.
  • An intentional community of honors students and faculty who seek to enhance their relationship with God through academic pursuits.
  • Students admitted into the program will receive an extra $1,000 on top of your merit scholarship.

Student Testimonials





How to Apply

In order to be admitted to the E.P. Hart Honors Program, prospective students must:

  • Provide a writing sample of academic, analytical writing with their Spring Arbor University application.
  • Complete an interview (in person or Skype) with the program directors.


Want to visit an honors course or learn more about the program? Feel free to contact the program directors, Matthew Hill, Professor of Philosophy or Robbie Bolton, University Librarian/Director of Library Services

Honors Application