Honors Program Mission Statement

The Honors Program exists to encourage and support gifted students in becoming broadly and deeply versed in the contents and methods of inquiry of the liberal arts, especially as conveyed by the great thinkers of the Western tradition, to the full measure of their capacity. Its interdisciplinary nature encourages students to explore the common threads that link fields of intellectual inquiry. Knowledge cannot really be parceled into discrete categories. No question is ever simply a political, economic, religious, moral, business, aesthetic, or scientific issue; all questions embrace many of these categories. The goal of the Honors Program is to recruit and to encourage students who eagerly desire to understand the interrelation and interdependency of all knowledge.