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What is the Honors Program?

About: The Metropolitan State University of Denver Honors Program is a community of highly motivated and academically adventurous students and faculty members dedicated to working together to attain new levels of achievement. The program is designed to develop in our students the ability to apply critical and creative thinking as well as conduct high-quality research and creative work. Honors students learn to integrate a variety of disciplines in their approach to a given project, demonstrate civic and intercultural knowledge and engagement, and reflect critically upon their values and the learning process. This is an innovative program that allows students to achieve the Honors Program credential by completing an individually tailored combination of both academic courses and co-curricular honors options.

The Honors Program is designed to develop in our students the ability to apply critical and creative thinking as well as conduct high-quality research and creative work. Honors students learn to integrate a variety of disciplines in their approach to a given project, demonstrate civic and intercultural knowledge and engagement, and reflect critically upon their values and the learning process. This is an innovative program that allows students to achieve the Honors Program credential by completing an individually tailored combination of both academic courses and co-curricular honors options.

Who is an Honors Student?

Are you the kind of student who truly enjoys learning? Do you read for pleasure? Are you curious about more topics than you have time to pursue? Do you enjoy in-depth dialogue and/or debate? Does intellectual challenge motivate you? If you find yourself answering in the affirmative to many of these questions, you just might be an honors student!

Open to new, continuing, and transfer students in all majors, the Honors Program provides an enriching academic experience for motivated students with broad academic interests. Designed to promote independent thought and creative inquiry, the majority of honors credits are earned in conjunction with your degree program—not as additional hours. Students who enroll in Honors should expect a challenge that stimulates curiosity and research while broadening perspectives in unexpected ways.

President Davidson visits the MSU Denver Honors Program, which provides a challenging curriculum and engaged community for high-achieving students.

Why join the Honors Program?

Students in the MSU Denver Honors Program enjoy the combined benefits of a small community of engaged learners and dynamic instructors, while also having access to the substantial resources of MSU Denver and its vibrant urban campus.

  • Supportive community
  • Access to the Honors House and its many resources
  • Priority registration
  • Unique honors courses
  • Additional advising and academic support
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Funding for local, regional and national conference travel
  • Work closely with faculty
  • Recognition at graduation and Honors designation on transcripts
  • Improved preparation for graduate and professional school
  • Special cords at graduation

Program Requirements

Admission Criteria

To apply to the Honors Program, a student must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or above (high school, transfer or current MSU Denver GPA)
  • ACT of 24 or above
  • SAT of 1160 or above

Good Standing

To graduate with MSU Denver Honors Program distinction, each student completes Honors coursework and an Honors thesis, and maintains a 3.3 undergraduate GPA.

**Most of the Honors Program courses are offered face-to-face only. If you are an online-only student, please reach out to us before applying.**

Requirements

The Honors Program curriculum requires 21 units of approved courses and activities. Each student is able to design their own path through the Honors curriculum by completing the Honors core courses and combining a selection of academic and co-curricular options.

 

Please note that typically, students need at least 2 academic years (or 60 credits) to be able to complete the Honors Program along with their degree requirements. For students who only have 1 academic year left (30 credits), the Honors Program offers a Thesis-only track.  Please contact us for more information.

To become a member of the Honors Program community, complete the form below. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Honors Program Location

We are located just west of the West Classroom, or south of the restaurant Los Molinos along the row of old houses. Look for the yellow one!

Location Map

Monday: 8am-5pm

Tuesday: 8am-5pm

Wednesday: 8am-5pm

Thursday: 8am-5pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Honors House
1033 9th Street Park
Denver, CO 80204