Your Four-Year Honors Experience

Your four years in the St. Edward’s Honors program will be an adventure. As an Honors student, your first few years will include small seminar discussions and team-taught courses with faculty from different disciplines. In these courses, you'll consider challenging and engaging topics from varied perspectives. Examples of courses include The Science of Sci Fi; Prophets, Saints & Heroes; and Social Change and the Law.

Students also work closely with supportive mentors — St. Edward’s University's highly accomplished professors — and dialogue and share interests with fellow Honors students. What you explore inside and outside the classroom gives you a valuable skill set, introduces you to new ideas, and influences your future personal and professional paths.

During your final year in the program, you engage in independent and original research through your Honors senior thesis. Past projects include creative work such as graphic novels, plays, and fashion designs, as well as varied academic research on Gothic architecture and gentrification and art in Harlem and East Austin. Your final project is intended to reflect intensive learning over the previous four years; it will rely on your individual passions and all of your studies. For some students, the formal research and preparation process can begin during the third year of study.

Possible Honors Degree Plan

St. Edward’s University requires honors students to fulfill 24 credit hours of coursework through the Honors Program. Over the course of four years, we provide students with opportunities to study with talented faculty in intimate seminar settings, engage in creative and dynamic interdisciplinary experiences, and undertake rigorous research with the support of faculty mentors within their major.  

Fulbright Scholars

St. Edward’s is named the Nation’s Top Producer of Fulbright Students Among Master’s Institutions.

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