The Honors Program
The Honors Program is designed for intellectually curious, motivated, and disciplined students who are seeking an intellectual community in which they can thrive.
By being a part of the program, students will
- Become part of a community of co-learners, a selective cohort of students from a variety of disciplines (arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences).
- Take specially designed courses that are not duplicated in other parts of the college curriculum (HONR 110, HONR 210, etc.) These seminars focus on interesting topics, are cross-disciplinary in their approach, and encourage active thinking and discussion in class.
- Receive additional, targeted mentoring, tailored to each student to help them develop in the areas of scholarship, service and leadership.
- Have the opportunity to develop an independent project under the guidance of professors from different disciplines.
- Have an additional opportunity to develop skills particular to one’s major through hands-on immersion experiences such as research, internships, and study abroad.
These experiences will
- Enhance your liberal arts education by augmenting the work you will complete in your major(s), general education and Integrated Studies. Students who graduate from Monmouth’s Honors Program have the ability to make connections between ideas and experiences, and exhibit a confidence and maturity that serves them well in their lives beyond college.
- Help you further hone your skills in critical and independent thinking; reading, writing and research; presentation skills and the skills necessary to engage in thoughtful dialogue with others. These will give you a competitive edge no matter what you pursue after Monmouth, whether it is graduate or professional school, or starting your career through an internship or paid work.
- Challenge, support and encourage you in your intellectual development during this important time in your life.
Application for the Program
A select group of exceptionally qualified students are invited to apply after admission to the College. Students with a 3.4 GPA and 24 ACT/1160 SAT and who applied with test scores may apply for the Honors Program. Students with a 3.6 GPA and who applied test-optional are also encouraged to apply.
Applicants must submit the following for program consideration:
- Honors Program Application
- Essay (350-500 words)
- An interview with the program coordinator may be required.