Honors

John Duns Scotus Honors Program

The John Duns Scotus Honors Program is a community of faculty members and intellectually promising undergraduates from all disciplines who desire an enriched curriculum to make the USF experience especially rewarding. Students from all schools and majors are invited to apply.

If you seek exposure to an environment that fosters collaborative study and enables you to use your own experiences and abilities in the service of the community and the University of Saint Francis, the Honors Program is for you. The benefits of the Honors Program underlie the goal, to provide students with “something else” in the Franciscan way.

These benefits include:

  • Collaborative teaching and learning environment with student-driven courses
  • Leadership through community service opportunities
  • Independent, hands-on inquiry
  • Multi-disciplinary, integrated learning
  • An intensive two-semester on the great books, from Homer to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Broad and enriching coursework in and out of the classroom based on Franciscan values

Once you complete the program, you will receive recognition for your work at the Honors Convocation and on your diploma. Being an Honors Program student should not to be confused with being on the dean’s list or graduating “with honors.” All students have access to these university honors. Honors Program students seek “something else” that will make their experience at USF especially valuable and enriching.

Admission to the Honors Program is competitive. Applications are welcome from an student with at least one of the following:

  • GPA of 3.5
  • SAT score of 1200
  • ACT score of 26