The Honors College Today
Housed in historic Old Central, The Honors College at Oklahoma State University serves approximately 1300 students from all of the academic colleges every semester. The College provides these top undergraduates with small classes (most limited to 22 students) that challenge them to develop their oral and written communication skills, to gather and synthesize information, to think about problems in new and complex ways, and to develop their critical thinking skills. Taught by some of the top teaching faculty on campus, honors courses tend to be highly interactive, discussion-based classes that engage students in an active and supportive learning environment. Honors College students enjoy a more personalized academic experience in addition to having access to the numerous resources of a large land-grant institution.
Honors College students enjoy a number of fringe benefits for their participation including priority enrollment beginning in their second semester, the option to live in honors housing, access to the honors lounge and study lab in historic Old Central, extended library privileges, and special honors advising from an Honors College staff member. Students also have opportunities and are encouraged to take advantage of learning experiences that occur outside the classroom, including study abroad, volunteer work, research, leadership activities, internships, and special Honors College events.