The mission of the Honors Program at Southeastern is to offer curricular and co-curricular opportunities that help students to know and understand the significant ideas and events that have shaped our world and will shape the future; to have confidence in their ability to think independently, write clearly, and speak effectively; and to develop the skills to be leaders in their communities and professions.
Honors Program Entrance Requirements
- Incoming freshmen: Minimum 24 composite score on the ACT and a 3.0+ cumulative high school GPA.
- Continuing students: Cumulative College GPA of 3.0+ in 12 or more hours of university course work.
Small classes in a unique honors core curriculum especially designed to promote exploration and discussion of ideas, the outstanding professors who care about their students' progress, opportunities to find and develop oneself through belonging to a more intimate community of scholars, and the friendly help always available at the Honors Office -- these are things students first praise about their Honors experience.
Later they talk about the sense of accomplishment that comes with gaining a wider perspective on the world and also the refined investigative and discussion skills that prepare them for success and leadership in all aspects of life.
After graduating from Southeastern, many Honors Program alumni have reported that their Honors Diploma positively helped them gain acceptance into graduate and professional schools and win their first jobs. Many alumni also report that they continue to treasure the great friendships they formed while in the Honors Program.