What is the Honors Program?
The St. Norbert College Honors Program provides highly motivated, intellectually curious and creative students with a college experience that challenges them academically, engages them in a diverse and dynamic intellectual community, and inspires them to embrace the Catholic, Norbertine model of service. It includes course work, participation in a living-learning community, and a senior project.
Most first-year honors students live together in Bergstrom Hall, where they actively engage in building a community of student-scholars (and have a good time doing so!). All honors students take one course a semester that is honors-only, with an even smaller enrollment than traditional classes. These discussion-based classes provide students with a challenging classroom environment and lots of interaction with the professor, as well as with other talented and dedicated students.
The Honors Program actively promotes interaction and collaboration between honors students and faculty. For example, honors students may substitute an honors class with a series of “honors tutorials”—mini-classes (four students maximum) that meet over a three-week period. Faculty members offer topics for students to choose from.
How the program works
Admission to the program
Plotting your courses to meet the program requirements
Study Abroad and the Honors Program
Frequently asked questions
Completed applications are ensured of receiving full consideration for entry into the program in Fall 2013.
|The Honors Center
The Honors Center, located in Todd Wehr Hall 227, is a centralized location for honors students to exchange information about honors classes, scholarships, programming and upcoming events. The center also serves as the liaison for opportunities offered by the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC). At the center you can find such resources as texts, journals and other media for honors students and for faculty teaching honors courses. The center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30-4:00 p.m. The center is staffed by Stacey Wanta, Office Coordinator of the Honors Program.