The Honors Scholars program at CSB and SJU transcends traditional academic models to create something extraordinary; the program creates purposeful, value-driven leaders who strive to make a difference in the world. CSB and SJU Honors Scholars pride themselves on their shared love of learning and they relish their exchanges of ideas and challenging questions. These exchanges go beyond the classroom walls to everyday life.
Priority course registration
A brand-new Honors Hub opening in 2023
A fall pinning ceremony
Courses with experiential learning built in
Acknowledgement of the completion of All College Honors on your transcript
Special recognition at graduation along with a distinctive cord
All courses fulfill Integrations Curriculum requirements for graduation
Team-taught courses fulfill two Ways of Thinking
The coursework includes a set of five Honors classes connected by the theme “community.” Through these interdisciplinary courses, students will learn to apply concepts, methods, theories, and skills to complex social issues. The four-year program involves undergraduate research, experiential learning and developing proposals and strategies for enhancing the common good of the community.
The final two courses are designed around a student-led research project developed with community partners, like the Stearns Historical Museum, the Great River Regional Library, the Boys and Girls Club, Ana Marie’s Alliance, and Habitat for Humanity.
The Honors Scholars program’s distinctive curriculum transforms knowledge into action – leading to social justice through change. Students participate in community-based research in partnership with Honors faculty fellows. By helping them discover their unique gifts, we challenge students to make an impact on a global scale.