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    Honors Media and Culture

    Get an A+ in adventure! The goal is simple: to broaden your worldview, one story at a time.

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    Honors Media and Culture

    Get an A+ in adventure! Study the power of media, tell important stories and learn more about your own story.


Harding Honors Media and Culture is a two-week academic program on the Searcy campus designed to challenge, encourage, and inspire high school students who are now in their junior year (students graduating in the class of 2017).

The 2016 Honors Media and Culture program will be June 17-July 1. The session will be capped at 30 students.

During Honors Media and Culture, you will study the power of media, examine cultural narratives, and help tell important stories as you learn more about your own story. Distinguished faculty from across campus will lead you through a thought-provoking study of media and culture from a Christian worldview. You will read, write, photograph, edit, record, document, interview, and publish. But mostly you will think. The goal is simple: to broaden your worldview, one story at a time.

Three hours of university credit are awarded to all who successfully complete the program. This credit is transferable to the college or university of the participant's choice. At Harding, Honors Media and Culture credit may be applied to one of the following courses: COMM 101, COMM 191, COMM 192, COMM 201.

Thanks to all who participated in Honors Media and Culture 2015 — that's a wrap!

Admission Requirements


Admission Requirements for Honors Media and Culture 

     - Minimum composite score of ACT 21 or SAT 990 (reading and math)
     - Minimum high school GPA of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale)

 Items needed for a complete application:

     - recent photograph
     - letter of reference from a teacher or counselor outlining your academic capability and current leadership roles
     - copy of your current high school transcript
     - official ACT or SAT test scores submitted by testing agency directly to Harding 
     - immunization record showing receipt of 2 MMR vaccinations (State law requirement)
     - $250 deposit*

 *Deposit is applied toward the total cost of $795.00. Students not accepted to the program will be refunded the deposit. Accepted students whose summer plans change for any reason by March 1, 2016 will be refunded the deposit. A change of plans after March 1 (other than medical) will forfeit the deposit.

You can submit all the above by e-mail (honorsmedia@harding.edu) or mail to the address below. Can't remember what items you haven't submitted? Call us at 501-279-5272!

You can apply online below now or you can download a paper application.  

Final payments are due Wednesday, June 1st. If you are paying by credit card please call 501-279-5272. If you would like to pay by check make it payable to Harding University and mail it to the address below.



Apply Online

Submit a Letter of Reference

Request Invitation

Please complete the following form so that we can send you an invitation to the Honors Media and Culture.


Typical Schedule

Typical Schedule

Flying to Honors Media and Culture? Download the required Flight arrangements pdf.

  • The first day consists of registration, a casual reception and orientation by the counselors. Registration is typically from 2-4 in the afternoon.
  • The schedule of activities begins around 9 or 10 a.m. Your day will include lectures, discussion groups, and interactive classes on a variety of topics relating to the central theme. Evenings are filled with fun activities to give you an opportunity to relax and socialize.
  • Saturdays are full days as well with relaxed time constraints, and Sundays include worship time together.
  • The Honors Media and Culture session concludes after breakfast on your closing Friday. Students must depart campus by 10:00am.

All in all you are about to embark on a magnificent learning experience, which will allow you development in many areas. Students will receive a complete schedule when they arrive on campus for the session.

Overview of what to expect at Honors Media and Culture pdf

See Where We're From

Honors Media and Culture 2015


Arkansas: 5

Arizona: 1 

Illinois: 1

Kentucky: 3

Louisiana: 2

Mississippi: 2

North Carolina: 1

Ohio: 1

Tennessee: 1

Texas: 3

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Harding University
Honors Media and Culture
Box 10782
Searcy, AR 72149-5615

Also see Honors Symposium