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The Rogers State University Honors Program supports the
larger vision and mission of Rogers State University. The Rogers State
University Honors Program aspires to challenge talented students to develop
intellectual curiosity, intellectual rigor, independent reasoning, creative
thinking, superior communication skills, strong leadership abilities, a system
for ethical decision making, and a desire for life-long learning. Students with
strong academic records and motivation to excel personally and academically join
with select faculty to form a university community that supports outstanding
scholarship, personal growth, and service.
The specific mission of the Rogers State University Honors
Program is to provide an education in a collaborative, experiential,
learning-based environment of faculty and students and to produce graduates of
the program who act as agents of change in their academic, professional, and
personal lives, cultivate the community approach to life and learning, hold
lasting commitments to academic and social responsibility, integrate creative
and critical thinking in diverse approaches to problem solving, embrace the
principles and practices of the life-long learner, value pluralism and informed
civic discourse, and explore technology and information literacy as critical
resources for life in the twenty-first century.
Honors courses at RSU are
specifically designed to challenge students, as well as provide a supportive
learning environment for this community of scholars. The honors courses are
designed to integrate curriculum, develop and integrate learning communities,
and assist in the integration and oversight of service-learning opportunities.
Students desiring acceptance
into the RSU Honors Program must meet the following requirements:
26 or better on the ACT or equivalent score on the SAT
3.3 high school or transfer grade point average
Application and admission to Rogers State University,
Application to Rogers State University Honors Program, including:
Application packet with high school and college transcripts and ACT/SAT
Three reference letters from persons who are aware of academic potential
and work ethic, of which at least two must be academic references, and
Written responses to two essay questions.
For further information about
the Honors Program, contact Dr. James Ford at (918) 343-7749.