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. 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.
Is the program right for you?
The CSB and SJU Honors Scholars is designed for academically high-achieving students who:
Enjoy a wide range of intellectual interests
Are self-motivated and want to put their theoretical learning into practice
Desire personal growth through meaningful reflection
Value community and working together toward a shared purpose
Are willing to step outside of their comfort zone, challenge assumptions and take collaborative action for the common good
Why join the Honors Scholars program?
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
A Distinctive Curriculum
The curriculum includes a set of five Honors courses 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.