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Northwest Missouri State University


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Honors Program

The Honors Program at Northwest is for high-ability, motivated students. In the first trimester, honors students typically enroll in one or two honors classes. These classes are sections of existing courses that are enhanced for honors students. With the chance to take smaller classes, they have opportunities to express themselves and interact with professors and classmates in an intellectually enriching environment. 

Honors sections will typically involve the following:

  • Extensive reading and/or ambitious laboratory work,
  • in-depth discussions,
  • exploring connections within and among disciplines,
  • relate course material to a diverse global society, and
  • challenging educational experience beyond the classroom and more opportunities for research and capstone experiences.

In addition, Honors Students get the opportunity to complete their honors credential by engaging in three honors experiences, choosing at least one in the Service/Leadership category and one from Personal/Academic Growth category. 

Before graduation, a dinner is held for Honors students and their families. The Honors student transcript and diploma indicates a graduation with honors. Students completing the Honors Program receive a medallion to be worn during graduation.