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Honors Designations and Degrees

Christ College students are essentially dual citizens of the University, with a course of study in the Honors College as well as in one or more of Valpo’s other four colleges (Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Nursing & Health Professions). CC students graduate with a bachelor’s degree from their home college, with CC courses complementing all academic programs and fulfilling the University’s General Education Requirements.

To read more about Christ College in the 2023-2024 academic catalog, click here.

Members of Christ College may graduate with the Christ College Scholar designation and may elect to pursue a complementary major or minor in humanities.

Christ College Scholar

For the 2023-2024 academic catalog listing, click here.

To earn the Christ College Scholar designation, students must fulfill these requirements:

  1. Membership in Christ College for a minimum of three semesters.
  2. A cumulative grade point average of 3.300 in all coursework completed at the University and in all coursework completed in Christ College for the Scholar designation.
  3. A minimum of 16 credit hours beyond the Christ College First-Year Program courses (CC 110 and CC 115). Students may not choose the S/U grading option for coursework beyond CC 110 in any course used to fulfill the requirements for Scholar designation.
Christ College Scholar Requirements 30 credits
CC 110 (A & B)Texts and Contexts I6 cr
CC 110LDrama Lab Fall Semester1 cr
CC 115 (A & B)Texts and Contexts II6 cr
CC 115LDebate Lab Spring Semester1 cr
CC 215The Christian Tradition3 cr
CC 325Christ College Seminar3 cr
CC 499Senior Colloquium1 cr
One Course from the following options:
CC 205Word & Image3 cr
CC 255Interpretation: Self, Culture, and Society3 cr
Two Courses from the following options:
CC 205 (if not taken above)Word and Image3 cr
CC 255 (if not taken above)Interpretation: Self, Culture, Society3 cr
CC 300Christ College Seminar
(may be repeated)
3 cr
CC 325Christ College Seminar
(may be repeated)
3 cr
CC 455Inquiry in the Liberal Arts3 cr
OR an approved course through study abroad or immersion programs3 cr

CC 300 and 325 seminars may be used to fulfill general education requirements in Cultural Diversity, Upper Level Theology, Humanities, or Social Science.

Transfer Students

A student who enters Christ College after the first year and who has not taken CC 110 and CC 115 is required to take one additional three-credit seminar (CC 300 or CC 325). 

  1. Internal transfer: A student who enters Christ College after the first year and who has not taken CC 110 and CC 115 is required to take one additional three-credit seminar (CC 300 or CC 325).
  2. External transfer: A transfer student from outside of the University who has fulfilled the general education requirement of the two-semester CORE will complete the 16-credit minimum beyond the CC First-Year Program. (As noted above, for a transfer student who brings in at least 70 credits or has a plan to graduate in four semesters or less, Christ College will review their academic record to determine an individualized path in honors.)

Complementary Minor in Humanities

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A complementary minor in humanities requires six additional credits beyond the Christ College Scholar designation, for a total of 36 credits.

The additional credits may come from any combination of these courses:
CC 300Christ College Seminar
(may be repeated)
3 cr
CC 325Christ College Seminar
(may be repeated)
3 cr
CC 455Inquiry in the Liberal Arts3 cr
OR an approved course through study abroad or immersion programs3 cr

Complementary Major in Humanities

For the 2023-2024 academic catalog listing, click here.

A complementary major in humanities requires 12 additional credits beyond the Christ College Scholar designation, for a total of 42 credits.

The additional credits may come from any combination of these courses:
CC 300Christ College Seminar
(may be repeated)
3 cr
CC 325Christ College Seminar
(may be repeated)
3 cr
CC 455Inquiry in the Liberal Arts3 cr
OR an approved course through study abroad or immersion programs3 cr

Declaring Your Humanities Major/Minor

To declare a major or minor in humanities, please submit the “Curriculum Change” form to the registrar. Page 6 of the form asks whether you are adding or dropping a major or minor; page 7 allows you to keep your current major/minor, while adding or dropping your humanities major/minor.

Please note that no course may be used to fulfill the concurrent requirements of two majors, two minors, or a major and a minor.