Why become an Honors Scholar?

You are invited to join a  group of Truman students who are taking challenging, exciting courses in the Honors Scholar Program. Truman’s Honors Scholar Program is available to each student who meets our University’s highly selective admission standards. Instead of the introductory-level courses in liberal arts and sciences disciplines, Honors Scholar students can select from a list of courses that explore in-depth topics that encourage a more sophisticated viewpoint.

Courses in artificial intelligence, ecology, art history, and international trade are among those offered as Honors Scholar options.

Here’s how it works…

  1. Examine the list of Honors Scholar courses available. Choose the courses that are most interesting to you in each area. (Course descriptions are available in the Truman catalog).
  2. Embark on a plan with your advisor to include five Honors Scholar courses in your liberal arts coursework. Choose at least one course from each of the following areas: Mathematics, Science, Humanities, and Social Science.
    See the list of Honors Scholar courses
  3. Excel with A’s and B’s in the Honors Scholar courses you have selected and earn at least a 3.5 GPA in those five courses.
  4. Emerge on graduation day with Honors Scholar recognition on your diploma and transcript, an Honors Scholar medal from Truman, and the satisfaction of completing a rigorous selection of courses in a variety of areas.
    Honor Scholars at Commencement