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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 3.75 or higher and a minimum Accuplacer Reading score of 78

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 sections for the following courses are available for Fall Semester 2014

ENGL 1712 Composition 2 – Honors (Course ID 000352)
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)

MATH 1740 Introduction to Statistics – Honors (Course ID 000265)
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 1520 Intermediate Algebra with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goal 4)

POLS 1760 Introduction to Political Philosophy – Honors (Course ID 000153)
This course provides an introduction to enduring themes and questions in the history of political philosophy. We will study a selection of both historical and contemporary thinkers as a way to investigate the social, moral and political foundations of modern society. (Prerequisite(s): READ 0721 with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate assessment score) (MnTC: Goals 5 & 9)

To register for Honors sections, students must contact Enrollment Services at 651.846.1600 or registration@saintpaul.edu

Future Honors Course Offerings

Spring Semester 2015
BIOL 1725 Environmental Science – Honors
PSYC 1720 Psychology Throughout the Lifespan – Honors
HUMA 1730 Humanities: The Modern World – Honors

Fall Semester 2015
ENGL 1712 Composition 2 – Honors
MATH 1730 College Algebra – Honors
HIST 1746 History of US Since 1865 – Honors

Spring Semester 2016
BIOL 1740 General Biology 1 – Honors
SPCH 1710 Fundamentals of Public Speaking – Honors
ARTS 1710 Fundamentals of Photography 1 – Honors