May 25, 2020  
2018-19 Catalog 
2018-19 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Honors College

Honors College Scholars at Southern Oregon University are admitted by invitation following a competitive application process.  Honors College Scholars are required to:

  • Maintain minimum grade point averages - This includes a 3.5 SOU cumulative overall GPA and a 3.25 cumulative GPA in all Honors College courses.
  • Successfully complete all required Honors College courses - This equates to 50 total credits, which satisfy all University Studies (general-education) requirements, and count toward the 180 credits required to graduate. All Honors College students are required to earn a passing grade in at least one Honors College course per academic year, to remain in good standing in the Honors College, and maintain eligibility for Honors College scholarships.
  • Successfully complete one substantive supplemental educational experience, which can include community partner mentoring, an internship, practicum, student teaching, service-learning project, study abroad, or National Student Exchange experience.  This is to be undertaken with the advice and guidance of the Honors College Director. 
  • Participate in all required Honors College co-curricular activities - Students are required to attend all “Essential Events,” which are designated in advance as mandatory.  Freshmen must attend four “Pick and Choose Activities” each term and submit a one-page analytical synopsis at the end of each quarter.  Sophomores must attend three “Pick and Choose Activities” per term, and none is required for juniors and seniors.  In addition, each Honors College Scholar must successfully complete two “Take the Lead Projects” in his or her four years at SOU.

Required Courses:

Students who wish to graduate as Honors Scholars will complete the following curriculum:

Other Required Courses

(28 credits)