Honors Program

The Honors Program is designed for students in the traditional undergraduate program who are academically talented and passionate about learning. Students in the program take a minimum of seven Honors seminars and complete an Honors Senior Thesis project. They must maintain a minimum GPA in Honors courses of 3.50. Many Honors seminars may be substituted for General Education requirements.

The Honors Program offers students small classes with other highly motivated students and distinguished professors. Classes require a high level of student participation and emphasize writing and critical thinking.

Information for Incoming Freshmen

About 60 incoming freshmen are invited to join the Honors Program.  Qualified students are identified by their admission counselor during the application process. Factors taken into account include high school performance and rigor of curriculum, SAT and ACT scores, quality of writing, and demonstrated academic curiosity. We seek students who are academically talented and passionate about learning.

For questions about freshman admission, contact: Marisa Peterson, Admission Counselor, 512 233-1411; marisap@stedwards.edu

Information for Current Students and Incoming Transfer Students

Most students enter the program as first-semester freshmen. However, a limited number of other students are admitted. Click on Applying to the Program for information or contact the Director of the Honors Program, Barbara Filippidis (512) 448-8558; barbaraf@stedwards.edu.

Honors Advising Form

Honors Thesis Symposia - Fall 2014

Fall 2014 Honors Thesis Symposium:  Friday, November 21, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Mabee Ballrooms (Ragsdale Ctr).

Spring 2015 Thesis Projects

Thesis proposals from students who plan to write your thesis in Spring 2015 are due by Wednesday, October 8.  Before writing your proposal, make an appointment to talk with Barbara Filippidis about your plans. (Note: students taking HONS 4370 Research Writing should check with the instructor for proposal deadlines.)

Contact Dr. Barbara Filippidis, Director Honors Programs, 512 448-8558, barbaraf@stedwards.edu for further information.


Past Symosia Information

Spring 2014 Honors Thesis Symposium:  Friday, April 25, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Mabee Ballrooms (Ragsdale Ctr).

Spring 2014 Symposium Schedule

Fall 2013 Honors Thesis Symposium: Friday, Nov. 22, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Mabee Ballrooms B & C (Ragsdale Ctr).

Fall 2013 Honors Symposium Schedule

All honors students are required to attend this thesis symposium each fall and spring semester.