Jun 18, 2024  
2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Honors College

Honors College Scholars at Southern Oregon University are admitted by invitation following a competitive application process.  See http://honorscollege.sou.edu/apply.htm for details.  Honors College Scholars are required to:

  • Maintain a 3.25 minimum SOU cumulative overall grade point average and earn a C or better in all Honors College courses to remain in good standing in the Honors College and maintain eligibility for Honors College scholarships.
  • Successfully complete all required Honors College courses for a total of 50 total credits, which satisfies all University Studies (general-education) requirements, and counts toward the 180 credits required to graduate.
  • Participate in all required Honors College co-curricular “Essential Events,” which are designated in advance as mandatory. 
  • Freshmen and Sophomores must attend a minimum of three “Pick and Choose Activities” and submit an analytical synopsis of all three each term.  None is required for juniors and seniors. 
  • Successfully complete two “Take the Lead Projects.” The “Take the Lead Projects” require a formal proposal, culminating reflection, and prior approval from the Honors College Director. 
  • Successfully complete one “Substantive Educational Experience,” which may include but is not limited to a community partner mentor-internship sequence, an internship or practicum, student teaching, a service-learning project, study abroad or study away, or National Student Exchange experience. The substantive supplemental educational experience requires a formal proposal, documentation of hours and effort, culminating reflection, and prior approval from the Honors College Director.

Required Courses:

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

Other Required Courses

(28 credits)