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SC Honors

Join an elite group of student scholars who pursue extended interdisciplinary study throughout their time at Simpson

The SC Honors program provides intellectually gifted, curious and motivated students a unique qualitatively enriched experience in the classroom and co-curricular activities

As an SC Honors student, you’ll take interdisciplinary coursework taught by a faculty member with multiple areas of expertise or multiple faculty members blending their knowledge and experiences to enhance the course. Students also have the opportunity to participate in other activities to foster your intellectual growth amid similarly talented peers.

Priority registration
You’ll be one of the first to register for the next semester’s classes. You’ll take five courses (or 20 credits) of your choice in the Honors program and complete an SC Honors capstone project, ensuring a dynamic and rigorous educational environment. Many of these courses help to fulfill requirements within the general education program at Simpson as well. Collectively, this will help you move through your required coursework seamlessly and help make achieving your academic goals possible including multiple majors or minors if desired. Future employers and graduate and professional schools will be impressed to see the skillset acquired from your honors distinction.

Advanced General Education and Liberal Arts Curriculum
In addition to diversifying your knowledge through a more holistic liberal arts curriculum, you’ll also have opportunities to dig deeper into important subjects. Honors interdisciplinary courses and seminars explore big ideas, issues and challenges confronting society, such as: medical ethics and advocacy, stress and mental health, passion and purpose, preservation of natural resources, freedom of speech, and arts and social justice. This expanded knowledge will improve your professional profile, as well your understanding of being an aware citizen of the world and leading a life of meaning and purpose.

Special opportunities
Honors students are encouraged to apply for national fellowships, scholarships and grants, such as the Rhodes Scholarship and Fulbright U.S. student awards. Opportunities also exist to participate in regional and national conferences such as those offered by the National Collegiate Honors Council. On campus, your courses connect you to unique undergraduate research opportunities and participate in reserved leadership roles including social media, programming, governance and peer mentoring.

Questions?: Email us at schonors@simpson.edu

Scheduling a visit to campus or want to visit campus?
Schedule your visit to campus here. If you wish to meet with Honors faculty or students, please indicate “Honors” as an activity you’d like to participate in at Simpson and indicate you’d like to visit with faculty or students regarding the Honors program.

Eligible candidates typically have earned a 3.5 or higher GPA in high school and preferably a minimum of 24 or higher on the ACT (1200 SAT; test optional are still encouraged to apply) at the time of application to Simpson. Extra-curricular involvement, honors and awards are also considered during application review.

Apply now for SC Honors