Honors Program

A fit for any major, the Saint Louis University Honors Program offers honors-only courses and smaller, seminar-style classes. Students are also encouraged to participate in internships, independent research projects and study abroad semesters.

Many honors students go on to professional schools, graduate programs or to receive prestigious scholarships and fellowships. Others are hired by world-class businesses, engineering firms and non-profit organizations. Still others join organizations like the Peace Corps or the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Above all, our honors students become citizens who engage in the process of inquiry and apply their knowledge in service to society.

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Our Mission

The Honors Program at Saint Louis University engages intellectually curious and academically successful students in a community oriented towards the Jesuit ideals of holistic learning, academic rigor, and community engagement. Through a combination of individually tailored curricula, experiential learning opportunities, and developmental guidance and mentorship, the Honors Program prepares students to become citizens who engage in the process of inquiry and apply their knowledge in service to society.

Core Values

The mission of the University Honors Program is informed by the following core values:

  • Holistic learning
  • Academic innovation
  • Ignatian reflection
  • Global citizenship

Intended Outcomes

Through a combination of individually tailored curricula, experiential learning opportunities, and developmental guidance and mentorship, the Honors Program develops students who will be able to:

Holistic Learning
  • Communicate thoughtfully and effectively in multiple disciplines and contexts.
  • Apply knowledge to social, cultural and professional contexts.
Academic Innovation
  • Identify and apply multiple methods of inquiry to address complex questions.
  • Conduct extensive, quality research or scholarship in a chosen academic field.
Ignatian Reflection
  • Describe the evolution of their quest for personal and professional purpose, as it is situated in social, cultural and historical contexts.
Global Citizenship
  • Demonstrate awareness of the complex identities of themselves and others.
  • Discern how their engagement with diverse communities and cultures affects themselves and others.