Dec 07, 2022  
2012-2013 General Catalog 

Honors Program

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Program Information

Director: Matt Nickerson
LIB 303F~(435) 586-1955

Program Specialist: Jayci Bash
LIB 304~(435) 865-8451

Honors Office: LIB 304 ~ (435) 865-8451


The Honors Program provides enrichment opportunities for exceptionally talented, creative and academically committed students in a friendly, informal, and inter-disciplinary undergraduate experience. The program connects students with SUU’s best faculty through small classes and participation in out-of-class activities.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students learn in a collaborative environment where their ideas and research carry respect. As a community of scholars, students and faculty work enthusiastically to achieve the following objectives:

  • Understand complex issues from diverse perspectives;
  • Process similarities and differences of how scholars in science, fine arts, humanities, or social science see their world;
  • Develop skills in self-expression, critical thinking, information gathering and problem solving;
  • Write analytical or scientific papers of substantial length and depth;
  • Volunteer for service projects both on campus and in the community; and
  • Provide a competitive advantage for students desiring to pursue graduate education.

Additionally, honor students attend colloquia - featuring artists, academic leaders, innovators and political figures. They participate in roundtable discussions and social events with faculty and other honor students.


The Honors Program is open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students must complete an application, write a two page essay on a topic of their choice, and have at least a 3.5 grade point average and a 26 ACT score to be admitted to the Honors Program. Registration for an honors course requires either admittance to the Honors Program or permission of the honors director or the honors advisor. Students may take more than one honors course each semester. All classes will have a limit of 25 students.

Contact the Honors Office (LIB 304 ~ 435- 865-8451) to speak to the honors advisor or the honors director for approval to register for honors courses. You may also contact the Honors Office by email:, or by US Post: Southern Utah University Honors Program, 351 W University Blvd, Cedar City, UT 84720.

University Honors is not a major or a minor but includes classes that students take when completing requirements for general education, for a major, for a minor or as electives.

Students can graduate with University Honors if they complete 11 lower division credits and 10 upper division credits totaling 21 credits in Honors-designated courses and complete an Honors Thesis (HONR 4970  and HONR 4971 ). Students must also maintain an overall 3.5 Cumulative GPA.

Contact the Honors Office for admission forms or for a list of additional honors classes for 2012-2013.

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