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Honors Access

University of Wisconsin-Stout

Contact Information

Dr. Chris Ferguson
Director, Honors College
430 Robert S. Swanson Library Learning Center
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751
P | 715-232-1455
updated | 06/21
Home campus enrollment is required.
3.5 GPA Required
About the Program
The Honors curriculum is meant to help you get the most out of your college experience, both inside and outside of the classroom, and give you opportunities to chart new paths you wouldn't be able to anywhere else on campus. From our unique courses, to our student-designed projects, to our social and extracurricular events, you'll come away with an experience that will challenge you while also supporting you to become the person you want to be for the rest of your life.

Available Honors Courses
There are 40+ total section offerings each year from all academic areas. Our basic program requirements are encapsulated in our 8-8-8 plan: 8 Honors Units, 8 Colloquia, and 8 Enhancement Events. Honors Units are earned through a flexible combination of courses, study abroad opportunities, and "contracts" which are independent, student-designed projects. Students can typically accumulate their 8 Units within their existing university and major requirements very easily, without needing to take any additional credits, and our dedicated Honors Advisor will work with you one-on-one to make sure Honors doesn't slow down your progress towards graduation. Colloquium is our common reading, conducted each semester for all students. By participating each semester, you'll accumulate your 8 required Colloquia. (*If you graduate early in 3 years, we reduce your requirements accordingly). Enhancement Events are things like field trips, speakers, theatrical performances, and film screenings. Honors students attend at least one of these events each semester and can choose from 25 or more options in a typical semester, so you'll likely be able to find lots of things that match your interests and schedule. We typically call this the "you're required to do a minimum of one fun thing each semester" requirement. We even supply free tickets and transportation for many of the events!

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