Honors College Program
You’ll experience an intensive and rigorous education that will challenge you to identify your true passions and prepare you for a rewarding career or graduate school.
Maintain minimum grade point averages – This includes a 3.5 cumulative overall GPA.
Successfully complete all required Honors College courses – This equates to 50 total credits, which collectively satisfy all general education requirements, and count toward the 180 credits required to graduate. Successfully complete a minimum of one Honors College course per academic year is required.
Successfully complete the mentor/internship sequence – Successfully complete one substantive supplemental educational experience, which can include community partner mentoring, an internship, practicum, student teaching, service-learning project, study abroad, or National Student Exchange experience. This is to be undertaken with the advice and guidance of the Honors College Director.
Participate in all required Honors College co-curricular activities – Students are required to attend all “Essential Events,” which are designated in advance as required or mandatory. Freshmen must attend four “Pick and Choose Activities” each term and submit a one-page analytical synopsis at the end of each quarter. Sophomores must attend three “Pick and Choose Activities” per term, and none is required for juniors and seniors. In addition, each Honors College Scholar must successfully complete two “Take the Lead Projects” in his or her four years at SOU. These are considered by the SOU Registrar as degree requirements for Honors College students.