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Honors

School of Integrative Studies
Hagg-Sauer Hall 218-755-3984
Fax: 218-755-2822


Faculty

Ms. Ivy Knoshaug (Director; iknoshaug@bemidjistate.edu), Dr. Sandra Bland, Mr. Jason Dahl, Dr. Elizabeth Dunn, Dr. Mark Fulton, Dr. B. Christina Kippenhan, Dr. Russ Lee, Dr. Kathleen Meyer, Dr. William Scheela, Dr. Rosalie Weaver


Area of Study

The Honors Program does not offer a major, a minor, or a degree. Successful completion of the Honors requirements is noted on students' permanent transcripts. Honors graduates are given special recognition at commencement and wear the Honors stole with their academic robes.


Some University students have the ability and desire to engage in academic challenges that extend beyond the Liberal Education requirements and their own majors. In the Honors Program, these students take interdisciplinary Honors courses in lieu of Liberal Education offerings and engage in an Honors thesis or project. As members of the Honors community, they collaborate with a faculty advisor and the Honors Council to plan their studies and to manage the responsibilities that correspond with the program's freedoms.

Eligibility

High school seniors with superior academic records or college students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or above are invited to apply. A concise letter stating reasons for interest in becoming a member of the Honors Program should be included with the application form. Such letters should be addressed to the Director, Honors Program, Bemidji State University. Students enrolled at Bemidji State University may personally consult the Director for information.

The quota of Honors Scholars admitted each academic year is determined by the number of qualified applications received. Students are appointed to the program on a competitive basis by the Honors Council. Applicants are notified in writing of their selection as Honors Scholars.


Preparation

See Section II, Enrollment for required high school preparation.

Second Majors and Minors

Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisor the option of a second major or minor that might strengthen or complement their major.

Career Directions

Business/Leadership
Government Service/Leadership
Law
Medicine
Also: Graduate Study
 


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