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NWOSU Honors

Welcome to the Honors Program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University! The Honors Program helps high-achieving students realize their potential through challenging courses and unique scholarship opportunities. 

Why join NWOSU Honors?

  • Small, challenging classes on interesting topics
  • Special distinction on transcripts and diploma
  • Great networking and research opportunities
  • Scholarships
    • Students are eligible to receive annual $500 scholarships to the NWOSU bookstore.

2017 NWOSU Honors Graduates: Bryanna Ross, Natalie Sacket (2016 alumna), and Chandler Steckbeck

Grad photos 2017

NWOSU Honors Mission Statement

The Honors Program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University promotes excellence in undergraduate education through a multi-disciplinary environment of small classes that foster critical thinking, effective communication, reflective citizenship, and a maturing personality in a global perspective.

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Contact Us!

If you have questions or would like more information, contact honors@nwosu.edu.

Or, contact the Honors Chair:

Dr. Jennifer Page

Vinson Hall 208




Admission Requirements: 

Incoming Freshmen

  • ACT composite score of 27 or
  • SAT-I score of 1220;
  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.4
  • 2-page writing sample; and
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or administrator

Deadline for priority scholarship consideration: March 15.

Admission Requirements:  Current/Transfer Students

  • Must have completed two semesters of full-time college coursework;
  • Composite ACT score of 27 or
  • SAT-I score of 1200;
  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.4;
  • Letter of recommendation from a university instructor or administrator; and
  • Essay on an assigned topic

Deadline for priority scholarship consideration: March 15.

NWOSU Honors Completion Requirements

  • Complete a sequence of 4 special-topics courses with a grade of A or B; 
  • Submit a reflective portfolio of work produced in the Honors course sequence;
  • Produce one independent, academic research project under the guidance of professors in your major; and
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2

Honors Program Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Promote excellence in undergraduate education;
  2. Generate multi-disciplinary opportunities for students;
  3. Design challenging courses;
  4. Provide small class sizes;
  5. Foster an environment of scholarship; and
  6. Raise students' global awareness

Students in each Honors course will meet at least half of the specified Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate independent, critical, and creative thinking;
  2. Become exposed to cultures different from their own;
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills;
  4. Model academic and professional behaviors;
  5. Cultivate reflective citizenship; and/or
  6. Demonstrate academic maturity.

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Sample Honors Courses

Independent Projects

Check out what our Honors students can do! Natalie (Sacket) Evans and Chandler Steckbeck developed projects that fit their interests and majors. Natalie's interest in communication and publishing led her to edit and design a collection of poems, and Chandler's experiences studying abroad in Wales inspired a travel blog. The independent projects Honors students complete allow them to explore academic topics in creative and inventive ways.