University Honors Scholars Program


The Honors Scholars Program is a unique student experience within St. Cloud State University that will nurture your intellectual exploration and personal development and provide a learning environment that recognizes and values your experiences and what matters to you.

Honors Scholars will be part of a community of students and faculty who are curious and have an interest in exploring new ideas, are willing to take risks and encounter the unexpected, and are aspiring to fulfill their passion and purpose and make a difference in the world.

The University Honors Scholars Program provides students with the opportunity to explore questions or issues that are important to them in an interdisciplinary environment in which they are nurtured and challenged to achieve more than they thought possible. The University Honors Scholars' curriculum is designed to integrate with all majors at St. Cloud State.

University Honors Scholars Program:

  • Honors Foundation Courses that provide a framework for you to explore your own purpose and potential career goals and build skills that prepares you for success in Honors and at St. Cloud State and will build the foundation for your success after graduation
  • Honors Connections and experiences to keep you engaged with your Honors cohort throughout your four years at St. Cloud State
  • Honors-enhanced courses in your general education and major
  • Honors capstone that includes the opportunity to complete a research or creative project that allows you to explore your personal or career interest
  • Dedicated team of Honors advisors and faculty mentors

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