You must submit an application to the Honors College in addition to your regular Norfolk State University application. Admission criteria and deadlines for the DNIMAS program and the Parsons Scholars program differ, so please study the application diligently.
| DNIMAS Honors College Diploma Requirements|
The Dozoretz National Institute for Mathematics and Applied Sciences
The primary goal of the Dozoretz National Institute for Mathematics and Applied Sciences (DNIMAS) is to address the severe shortage of minority scientists by producing graduates who are capable of successfully completing graduate studies in the basic and applied sciences. Graduates of the Institute will also be capable of entering medical or other professional schools. Successful completion of the DNIMAS program results in a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics Engineering, Optical Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics.
Admission Criteria for DNIMAS Scholars
Entering freshmen must have a 3.3 cumulative grade point average from high school and a minimum score of 1,500 (Math + Verbal + Writing) on the SAT or 22 on the ACT. For further criteria and information on the DNIMAS Program, contact the DNIMAS Office at 757 823-2511 or go to the DNIMAS website.
| Parsons General Honors Program - Honors College Diploma|
Admission Criteria for the Parsons General Honors Program
Eligibility requirements for high school students are a combined 1450 SAT (math, verbal, and writing) and an unweighted high school GPA of at least 3.0. (Students with a math + verbal score of 1,000 or more and at least a 3.25 are accepted automatically.) An ACT score of 21 is also acceptable. The requirement for current NSU students and transfer students is also a 3.0 GPA. For further criteria and information on becoming a Parsons Scholar within the Honors College, contact the Honors College Office at 757 823-8208. Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Students must take 30 hours of Honors courses, to include at least one Honors Seminar capstone course: General Studies (GST) 345 H or GST 445 H. The student must earn at least a “C” in that course. Students successfully completing GST 345 H or GST 445 H with at least a grade of “C” earn the privilege of requesting customized Honors courses.
| Discipline-Specific - Honors College Diploma|
Students in a DSHP must take at least 18 hours of Honors courses from the General Education tiers as designated by their department and at least 12 hours of Honors courses in their major, to include at least one Honors capstone course. Students must earn at least a “C” in that course.
| Alison J. and Ella W. Parsons Scholars|
Scholars The Parsons General Honors Program is open to all majors. Parsons Scholars include students supported by Presidential Scholarships, Provost’s Scholarships, Dean’s Scholarships, William L. Craig Honors College Scholarships, Barnes and Noble Honors College Scholarships, and the Norfolk 17 Honors College Scholarship. Students not receiving those scholarships are encouraged to inquire about eligibility, as well.