Honors Academy Coursework Requirements

New Student Honors Seminar

To participate in Honors Academy, students must attend New Student Honors Seminar, a no-cost, no-credit course, during their first year at Missouri S&T.  This seminar provides students an opportunity to meet the distinguished teaching professors, introduce them to research opportunities at Missouri S&T, attend an etiquette dinner and see presentations by invited speakers.  In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in social activities such as a formal gala banquet with faculty members and other Honors Academy scholars.

Once you have accepted our offer, the Office of Academic Support will enroll the student in the no cost, no credit Honors Seminar.  (Transfer students may join New Student Honors Seminar during either the Fall or Spring semester.)

Honors Courses 

Following their first year, Honors Academy students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 to continue their participation in the program and enroll in and complete 12 credit hours of Honors contract coursework. At least one course of the required 12 credit hours must be outside of the student's major field of study and no more than 3 credit hours may be individual study courses. (undergraduate research or special problems).

There are two ways you can take Honors courses:

1.By contract in which the Honors course designation is based on extra work conducted in regular Missouri S&T courses wherein the instructor agrees to approve and oversee the effort.  If you are interested in taking a semester course as Honors speak with the intructor of that course and fill out the contract below. Turn the contract into 105 Norwood Hall by the 2nd friday of the current semester.

Honors Academy Contract Course Form
Honors Contract Course Project Examples

2.By a course that is designated as an honors course. Meet with your advisor to determine which courses are offered as Honors and add that to your schedule.



Honors Senior Thesis/Project

In addition to the 12 credit hours of Honors coursework, Honors students in their senior year must complete an additional 3 hours of Senior Thesis/Project.

Senior Thesis Project Description Form
Senior Thesis Guidelines