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Honors Program

The Honors Program at Saint Paul College offers enhanced learning opportunities and activities to students who demonstrate academic excellence and a high level of interest and initiative.

Honors Program Eligibility

To be eligible to enroll in honors sections, students must show a demonstrated pattern of academic excellence through one of the following:

  • completion of at least 12 college-level credits with a Grade Point Average of 3.5 or higher
  • entering high school students with a Grade Point Average of 3.​5 or higher​​
Benefits of Taking Honors Courses
  • Increased opportunities for intellectual challenge and growth
  • Opportunity to work with other highly motivated students in small classroom settings (honors sections have smaller class sizes).
  • Designation of “honors” after each honors section on college transcript indicates academic rigor to potential employers, transfer institutions, and/or scholarship committees
Honors Scholars at Saint Paul College

Students who complete 12 credits of honors coursework over their careers at Saint Paul College become Honors Scholars. The “Honors Scholar” designation is then added to the student’s Saint Paul College transcript to be noted by potential employers, transfer institutions, and/or scholarship committees. Honors Scholars also receive well-deserved recognition at our graduation ceremony.

Honors sections are scheduled three semesters in advance to allow students to plan their coursework so they can work toward becoming Honors Scholars as they complete their degree or program requirements. There is no need for honors students to take additional coursework because honors sections fulfill program and degree requirements in the same way traditional sections do.

Honors Courses Available for Spring 2018

BIOL 1740 07 – General Biology 1: The Living Cell – Honors (course ID: 001038)

Description: This course is a study of biological processes including cell chemistry, metabolism, reproduction, genetics, and complex cell physiology. The lab component covers the application of concepts through observation, experimentation, and problem analysis. This course is intended for bi​ology majors and students requiring a strong biological background for selected majors, including nursing and other allied health fields, and interested non-majors. BIOL 1740 is a prerequisite for BIOL 2721 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1, BIOL 2750 General Microbiology, and BIOL 1745 General Biology 2: The Living World. Traditional, hybrid and online sections are available. Three hours of lab per week are required. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0722 with a grade of "C" or better, or concu​rrent enrollment, or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goal 3) 5C/4/1/0

Meets: Tuesday/Thursday: 9:30-11:25 AM; Wednesday: 9:30 AM -12:24 PM

Delivery: Traditional (100% seat time)

REGISTER FOR BIO 1740 07 General Biology 1: The Living Cell – Honors

BUSN 2450 02 Management Fundamentals – Honors (course ID: 000043)

Description: The course includes the history of management theory with emphasis on forces of change that have resulted in a changing view of the business world for managers. Principle management functions covered are planning, organizing, leading and the process of control as an information feedback function for increasing productivity. Emphasis is on the integration of all management functions into one effort for visionary, effective and efficient operations. 3C/3/0/0

Meets: Thursday 11 AM – 12:55 PM

Delivery: Blended/hybrid (online assignments required)

Register for BUSN 2450 02 – Management Fundamentals – Honors

HIST 1750 01 – Minnesota History – Honors (Course ID: 000301)

View details about Spring 2018 Honors History Course

Description: This course surveys Minnesota's historical development from the pre-Columbian period to the present. It focuses on the historic importance of Minnesota's geography and natural resources, American Indian-white relations, the development of Minnesota's unique political tradition, and the emergence of Minnesota's diverse society and economy. Course readings, videos and class discussions are supplemented by visits to metro-area historic sites and the Minnesota Historical Society's History Center. In addition, students are exposed to the tools and techniques historians use to study the past as a part of completing research projects. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0721 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goals 5 & 10) 3C/3/0/0

Meets: Thursdays 1 – 3:55 PM​

Delivery: Traditional (100% seat time)​

Register for HIST 1750 01 – Minnesota History – Honors

MATH 1740 92 – Introduction to Statistics – Honors ONLINE

Description: This course covers concepts and applications of descriptive and inferential statistics. Measures of central tendency and variance, confidence intervals, normal distributions and central limit theorem are explored. The student learns about probability distributions and random variables. Techniques of estimation, hypothesis testing, z-scores, t-tests, F-tests, Chi-square tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and linear regression are covered in this course. This course can be used to fulfill the general education requirement for math, and transfer to 2 and 4 year institutions. (Prerequisite(s): MATH 0920 Intermediate Algebra with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goal 4) 4C/4/0/0

Meets: Online

Delivery: Online​

Register for MATH 1740 92 – Introduction to Statistics – Honors

Fundamentals of Public Speaking – Honors (Course ID: 000376)

Description: This course covers the basic principles of preparing, researching, and delivering informative, persuasive, impromptu, and extemporaneous speeches. Instructional methodologies instruct students on computer-mediated communication issues as well as international audience analysis and multi-cultural demands of public speaking venues. In addition, this course will include audience analysis and suggestions for overcoming speech anxiety. Students will analyze and evaluate the arguments and rhetorical methods used in public communication. (MnTC: Goals 1 & 8) 3C/3/0/0

Meets: Wednesdays 1 – 2:55 PM

Delivery: Blended/hybrid (online assignments required)​

Register for SPCH 1710 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking –

Future Honors Course Offerings

Fall 2018

  • ENGL 1712 – Composition 2 (MnTC Goal Area: 1)
  • ARTS 1713 – Photography 1 (MnTC Goal Area: 6)
  • PHIL 1720 – Ethics (MnTC Goal Areas 9, 6)
  • ​BUSN 2465 – Business Ethics

Spring 2019

  • HUMA 1730 - Humanities the Modern World (MnTC Goal Areas: 6, 8)
  • WGST 1785 - Foundations in Women's Studies (MnTC Goal Areas: 5, 9)
  • ENGL 1712 - Composition 2 (MnTC Goal Area: 1)
  • BUSN 2450 - Management Fundamentals​​

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