The Honors Program at The College of St. Scholastica cultivates rich intellectual lives of highly motivated students. Consistent with the Catholic Intellectual and Benedictine traditions, the Honors Program emphasizes broad-ranging communication activities such as reading, writing, and discussing diverse ideas as a community; exposure to concepts and methods from different disciplines, cultures, and time periods; and integration of knowledge to understand and explore solutions to complex contemporary questions and uncertainties.
Honors Program courses fulfill General Education requirements. Some Honors courses are interdisciplinary (IDS) and will fulfill any recommended General Education area.
Stephanie Johnson, Ph.D., Director
Students must request a formal interview with the Honors Director for admission to the program. Students should meet two of three criteria: be in the top 15 percent of their class, hold a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have a minimum score of 26 on the ACT or 1100 on the SAT. Students who do not meet two of these criteria may still request an Honors interview, and if successful in the interview, will be admitted to the program.
To graduate with an Honors Program designation, students must complete 20 credits in Honors with a minimum grade of B in each class. Eight credits must be upper-division, at the 3000 or 4000 level. At the time of graduation, a student must hold a 3.5 GPA.
Transfer students may speak to the Honors director about a four to eight-credit exemption, although they still must take eight credits of upper-division Honors courses to graduate.