The Honors Program at North Dakota State University provides a signature experience for motivated students with exceptional academic potential. Combining interdisciplinary coursework, impactful undergraduate research, experiential learning opportunities and leadership development, the Honors Program offers an integrated educational experience. The Honors Program is a community of scholars driven by intellectual curiosity to take their learning outside of the classroom.
Students will practice interdisciplinary learning in their Honors coursework. Honors courses are small interactive classes of no more than twenty students. The colloquium model promotes student-centered discussion and the development of analytical and communications skills. Students will complete a core Honors curriculum that includes fifteen course credits and three senior thesis credits.
RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY
Impactful student research is a defining feature of the University Honors Program. As seniors, all Honors students complete a research or creative project. All projects are student initiated and designed. Students will work closely with a mentor from their field of study to complete the project. Students share finished projects publicly, at a conference, in a publication, or at a presentation
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING and LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Experiential learning is geared toward achieving leadership skills. Honors students seek out and engage in experiential learning opportunities. In applying their knowledge to practicable situations, students will develop their leadership skills. A course for second-year honors students includes the design of experiential learning plans that are carried out and completed prior to graduation.
|HON 193||Undergraduate Research||1-5|
|HON 291||Seminar (Experiential Learning and Leadership Devleopment)||2|
|HON 340||Colloquium in the Humanities||3|
|HON 341||Colloquium in the Social Sciences||3|
|HON 342||Colloquium in the Sciences||3|
|HON 391||Seminar (Colloquium in Global Communities)||3|
|HON 391||Seminar (Colloquium in Development)||3|
|HON 391||Seminar (Colloquium in Technology)||3|
|HON 391||Seminar (Colloquium in Health)||3|
|HON 391||Seminar (Colloquium in Sustainability)||3|
|HON 391||Seminar (Colloquium in Creativity)||3|
|HON 391||Seminar (Colloquium in Food)||3|
|HON 391||Seminar (Colloquium in Justice)||3|
|HON 391||Seminar (Colloquium in Education)||3|
|HON 489||Senior Thesis||1-4|