Honors Scholars

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.

Honors program courses are created to fit within the framework of the CSB and SJU Integrations Curriculum.

Honors Scholars Courses

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.


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CSB and SJU’s Honors Scholars for Community and Collaborative Leadership has been supported by a Humanities Connections Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Dr. Beth Wengler
Director, Honors Scholars
Professor of History
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Dr. Emily Esch
Associate Director, Honors Scholars
Professor of Philosophy
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