The Benefits of Honors College Membership

  • Small classes
  • Close contact with faculty
  • Honors housing eligibility
  • Special advising at Camp War Eagle
  • Priority registration (after the initial semester)
  • Interdisciplinary study
  • Honors study abroad program
  • Assistance in applying for prestigious scholarships, such as Rhodes and Fulbright

Honors classes are taught in small sections, and are designed to provide for in-depth dialogue and interaction between students and faculty.

Entering freshman are introduced to the Honors College through the Summer Honors Advising sessions, held in conjunction with Camp War Eagle, where introductions to faculty, staff, and fellow students are made and friendships begin.

Living in the Honors Residence Halls and attending the Honors classes continues this interaction and provides an environment that encourages intellectual growth.

Beginning with their second semester in the College, Honors students are given priority at registration to ensure timely progress through the Honors curriculum. Participation in the Honors Freshmen Exploration and Lyceum courses offers Honors students a unique opportunity to focus on methods of dealing with issues of current importance or on cuttingedge research on campus. During their final semesters, Honors thesis students enjoy library carrel privileges. As an ongoing service, Honors students are provided assistance in identifying and applying for the Rhodes, Marshall, Goldwater, Truman, and other prestigious scholarships.

Participation in the Honors College exposes students to a wide range of intellectual and academic experiences, gives students the opportunity to form lasting friendships with other students committed to academic excellence, and promotes rewarding interactions with dedicated teachers. As a result of their special college experience, Honors students have a distinct advantage in future pursuits, whether they go on to graduate or professional school, or go directly into their chosen professions.

Last Updated: April 17, 2014