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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 4 courses or 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.

Contact Information:
Aaron Bommarito
Honors Program Coordinator

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collapse year : Fall 2022 ‎(5)

This course will focus on techniques and strategies for improving observational drawing abilities. Through hands-on drawing exercises, students will learn to depict the world around them and the human form with greater accuracy. (MnTC: Goal 6) 3C/1/2/0​

Aaron JacobsOnline - AsynchronousFully online – D2L Brightspace000867Fall 2022Register for ARTS 1730 91 – Drawing 1

This course focuses on the practical and theoretical concepts of human communications and the styles used in personal, social and professional environments. Students will also acquire skills in critical thinking, perception, listening, verbal and non-verbal expressions and conflict resolution. Students will evaluate their individual strengths and weaknesses in depth and develop techniques to improve interpersonal relations. (MnTC: Goals 1 & 7) 3C/3/0/0​

Anna IgnatjevaThursday 12 – 1:25pmHybrid – In-person on campus and asynchronous online000571Fall 2022Register for COMM 1720 03 - Interpersonal Communications

This course emphasizes critical reading and analytical writing using literature as the basis for composition. The course includes an analysis of primary and/or secondary sources with a focus on academic writing. (Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C" or better in ENGL 1711) (MnTC: Goal 1) 2C/2/0/0​

William LundMonday 12 – 1:55pmTraditional on campus meetings000203Fall 2022Register for ENGL 1712 02 - Composition 2

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 or READ 0724 or EAPP 0860 with a grade of "C" or better or concurrent enrollment or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goals 5 & 10) 3C/3/0/0​​

Kurt KortenhofOnline - AsynchronousFully online – D2L Brightspace000912Fall 2022Register for HIST 1750 92 – Minnesota History

This course provides an introduction to political science with an emphasis on democracy, ideologies and current issues. We will explore how ideological differences lead to disagreements on a variety of global and domestic issues. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0721 or READ 0724 or EAPP 0860 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goals 5 & 9) 3C/3/0/0​​

James AndresenWednesday 10 – 11:55amHybrid – In-person on campus and asynchronous online000390Fall 2022Register for POLS 1750 01 – Introduction to Political Science
Honors Courses Available for Spring 2023
  • BIOL 1725 - Environmental Science
  • ARTS 1744 - Introduction to Watercolor Painting
  • ENGL 1712 - Composition 2
  • PSYC 1720 - Lifespan Development
  • PHIL 1720 - Ethics
Honors Courses Available for Fall 2023
  • HIST 1746 – US History Sinc​e 1877
  • ENGL 1712 – Composition 2
  • MATH 1740 – Introduction to Statistics
  • PHIL 1722 – Health Care Ethics

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