What is the Wesleyan Scholars Honors Program?
The Wesleyan Scholars Honors Program takes Smaller. Smarter. even further. You'll take challenging and thought-provoking classes designed for academically curious and motivated students. There are two different ways to participate:
- University Honors students participate in small seminar classes taught by outstanding scholars in their fields as they integrate honors classes with classes in their majors for a unique program that emphasizes thinking, writing, research, and experiential learning.
- Departmental Honors students work with a professor in their major on a research project to expand their knowledge and enhance their resume.
- Provide motivated students the opportunity to enrich their university experience.
- Recognize outstanding academic work beyond degree requirements.
- Provide a forum for student to student and student to faculty exchange of ideas.
- Celebrate opportunities for conversations across discipline boundaries.
- Affirm the University as a place of informed and reasoned dialogue.
The Wesleyan Scholars Honors Program supports the University mission because through both the University Honors Program seminar sequence and Departmental Honors programs students are given personal attention and are given the freedom to pursue independent thought and exercise intellectual curiosity.
The honors program also creates a unique learning environment within the larger institution so that students are encouraged to pursue individual excellence and to think clearly and creatively. The interdisciplinary nature of the University Honors Program also supports the liberal arts foundation of the University.
Along with additional research opportunities and exclusive classes, Honors students will:
- Be given free books for University Honors seminars.
- Have the chance to present research at University College Day.
- Receive Honors recognition on your diploma after completing either or both programs.
Texas Wesleyan Honors students have exclusive access to scholarship opportunities just for them.