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Welcome, Alumni!

We've come a long way together
Honors education at Oklahoma State University began in the late 1950s, but it was not until the mid-1960s that the Arts and Sciences Honors Program was in a position to certify a Degree with Honors. The first class of Honors graduates (three students) earned Bachelor's Degrees with Honors in the 1968-1969 academic year, and the Arts & Sciences Honors Program formed the basis for the university-wide Honors Program that was created in 1989. The University Honors Program became the Honors College in 2000, and while 2,195 Honors Degrees have been awarded to date, 140 students earned Honors Degrees in the 2018-2019 academic year alone.

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Housed in historic Old Central, the Honors College at Oklahoma State University serves approximately 2,100 students from all of the academic colleges every semester. The College provides high-achieving undergraduate students with small classes (most limited to 22 students) that challenge them to develop their oral and written communication skills, gather and synthesize information, approach problems in new and complex ways, and enrich their critical thinking ability. 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 students often become leaders in their academic fields and in their communities, so by supporting OSU's top students today, you can help them have a greater impact tomorrow.
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