Are you up for the challenge?
Joining the Honors Scholars Program at Culver-Stockton College offers a broad range of opportunities for exciting, outside-the-classroom experiences as well as exceptional coursework. Any student can choose to be an honors student and take honors courses, which are generally more rigorous. Some students choose to work toward graduating as an Honors Scholar. Those students who complete all of the required honors coursework receive the medallion of an Honors Scholar at Commencement.
Other graduation honors are bestowed based on grade point average. Seniors with a 3.8 GPA or above graduate summa cum laude; 3.75, magna cum laude; 3.5 cum laude.
The core of the Honors Scholars Program consists of 18 hours of coursework:
- First Year Experience Honors (FYE 101) assist new students with the intellectual, academic, and social transition to higher education. This course will introduce students to reading, writing, and research designed to engage first- year honors students in a scholarly approach to the study of ideas.
- Honors Seminars are four three-hour courses that prepare you for your capstone project.
- The Senior Capstone Project can be creative, scholarly, or a combination of both, and requires both a written component and a
Students who are selected for a Pillars scholarship are automatically enrolled in Honors English rather than the general course. If not selected for the Pillars scholarship, an eligible candidate can list a preference for Honors English. With early confirmation (i.e. payment of the $200 admissions deposit), they will get priority placement in the course until it is full.