Juliana Felts, Coordinator
**CATALOG CHANGE** - Effective Fall 2015
First established in 1964, the University Honors Program offers high-achieving MSU students a challenging undergraduate learning experience. Beginning with the Honors Leadership MSU course (Prior to Fall 2015 - Introductory Seminar) and continuing with Honors designated classes taught by outstanding faculty, the MSU Honors Program presents an interdisciplinary curriculum that fosters students’ love for learning. Honors experiences and achievements prepare students for success and leadership in graduate and professional schools, in the job market, and as citizens of our global community.
To graduate with Honors Program distinction, students must successfully complete a minimum of eight courses as specified by the Honors Program. Honors students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25. In addition to these curricular requirements, the Honors Program requires participation in a variety of enriching, co-curricular activities, such as professional conferences, field trips, community service, and a choice of undergraduate research projects, internships, or study abroad. Students must visit the Honors Program Office to be advised about their Honors curricular and co-curricular requirements. The Honors Program has an entire floor in McCullough-Trigg Hall offering students a supportive living and learning environment.
Admission to the Honors Program is by application, and requires a written essay and a letter of recommendation. Incoming freshmen must meet ONE of the following requirements: a minimum combined SAT score of 1130 excluding writing (prior to Fall 2015 - 1200), a minimum composite ACT score of 25 excluding writing (prior to Fall 2015 - 27), high school graduation with an IB diploma, or high school graduation in the top 25% (prior to Fall 2015 - 10%). Under special circumstances individuals may be granted provisional status based on relevant outstanding achievements. Continuing students, including transfer students, may apply to the Honors Program if they have at least 75 semester hours left to complete at MSU. Honors students in good standing receive a yearly Honors scholarship.
Midwestern State University is a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council and the regional Great Plains Honors Council. These affiliations broaden the scope of opportunities available for Honors students.
The selection of Honors designated courses includes a required course, MWSU 1333 (prior to Fall 2015 - MWSU 1433).
Other courses are offered exclusively for students participating in the Honors Program, MWSU 2033 , 4433 , 4443 , 4451 , and 4452 . See descriptions below.
For more information please contact the MSU Honors Program at (940) 397-4534, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://academics.mwsu.edu/honors.