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Honors Program

The Southwestern Honors Program is designed to enrich the academic experiences of qualifying students. The program offers specially developed coursework and events focused on reflective engagement in the world; promotes collaborative relationships between students and faculty through multidisciplinary interactions; cultivates talent for research, inquiry, and problem-solving; engages its members in the intellectual life of their chosen disciplines; promotes leadership and service to the community, and fosters community with other academically oriented students.

The Honors Program reflects the core values of Southwestern College: interdisciplinary exploration, service learning, and building bridges while breaking boundaries.

Apply to the Honors Program

Program Outcomes 

  • Demonstrate academic excellence through an independent project that reflects original thought, talent, etc. related to one’s discipline
  • Expand one’s worldview through exploration and academic travel
  • Integrate knowledge gained from other disciplines
  • Develop a scholarly community both in and out of the classroom
  • Experience opportunities for leadership in and service to the community

Program Components

  • A distinctive first-year experience
  • A capstone senior thesis or project supported by contextual research and presentation
  • Interdisciplinary connection
  • Academic travel experiences
  • Opportunities for service and exploration as a cohort 

Program Director

Dr. Patrick RossPhoto: Dr. Patrick Ross, along with his assistant Kirby.

“My goal is to craft an Honors Program that reflects the core values of Southwestern College: interdisciplinary exploration, service learning, and building bridges while breaking boundaries. We will offer far more to students than just challenging coursework, our program will inspire students to find fun in journeys of academic discovery and exploration and it will implore them to use their big brains for good – to make a difference in the world.” - Dr. Ross

Contact

Patrick.Ross@sckans.edu
(620) 229-6273

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