The University Scholars program offers talented students the opportunity to do Honors academic work and to earn a distinction on their diploma.
University Scholars are able to enroll in Honors general education courses; these courses offer smaller class sizes and a more challenging curriculum. They also have access to specially designed learning communities for Scholars, special sections of Introduction to University Life, and "reacting to the past" courses in which students learn about and re-enact important historical events.
University Scholars are encouraged to engage in research, to study abroad, to engage in volunteer activities, and to pursue internships. Within their majors, University Scholars complete specially designed requirements designed to provide them with opportunities to develop and demonstrate their skills and to explore more advanced material. Upon graduation, University Scholars distinction is noted on each successful student's diploma and transcript.
The University Scholars program also offers students the opportunity to join the community of Honors and Scholars students at CSU. Special honors/scholars housing in the residence halls, the Honors/Scholars lounge in Main Classroom and various special events help to create a sense of fellowship among the students in the program.
Students applying to CSU (either as freshmen or as transfers) as well as current CSU students are welcome to apply to the program. We welcome students seeking an academic challenge and the opportunity to work closely with faculty and with other strong students.
Peter Meiksins, Ph.D.
Honors Program Director