Welcome to the Aquinas Scholars Page

The Aquinas Scholars Honors Program is the undergraduate honors program of the University of St. Thomas. The program is designed to enrich the educational experience of the school's most talented and dedicated students through intellectually challenging courses and a variety of cultural and social experiences. 

Honors classes provide students with a unique and intimate learning environment. They are based on active learning, with opportunities to explore provocative subjects in new and exciting ways. Aquinas Scholars usually take 22 of the 132 credits required for graduation in honors classes, which consist of honors "sections" (general education courses taken by all students but distinguished as "honors" by smaller class size, outstanding faculty, and an increased emphasis on discussion and in-depth examination of topics) and honors "seminars" (2-credit, team-taught, interdisciplinary courses that focus on creative and experimental topics).  Although the number of credits students take in honors courses is not large, honors students often say that these courses are the most stimulating and significant educational experiences of their college careers.

One can combine a major in any academic discipline (both liberal arts and professional) with honors education. Anyone interested in the honors program should go to the "about" page in the menu on the top of this page, or e-mail the Faculty Director of the honors program.

Announcements

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to some unexpected enrollment issues, Dr. Brady (Chair of Theology) would like to open two of the sections of Honors THEO 101—sections 41 and 42—for Spring 2015 to non-second semester Freshmen Honors students. 

So, if you are a sophomore, junior, senior, or super senior and you still need or want to fulfill your THEO 101 as part of the Honors Program Section requirement please consider adding one of these sections—41 or 42

All three Honors Sections of THEO 101 will be offered at 12:15 MWF.

 

Scholars Finals Feed (1 point)

Monday, December 15 (Study Monday), 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: DaVanni's Party Room

Finals are almost upon us! Take a well-deserved break on Study Monday to come to DaVanni's for some free pizza and pop. Good luck studying.

 

Finals Oasis

Time: Study Monday, December 15, from 6:30 - 9:30 PM

Location: ASC Woulfe South

Come for cookie bars, hot chocolate, and a quiet place to study with other scholars! Note: You will not receive points for this event if you leave immediately after signing in.

Scholars Journal Art Submissions, 1+ point(s)

The following is another point opportunity for the journal. I think it would be fun to have an art showcase in the journal to display scholars many talents. If you have any of the following and would like to share and potentially have it in the journal, please send them to Kristyn Jaeger at jaeg0493@stthomas.edu. All submissions are worth 1 point.

-Photography (with title and description)

-Poetry

-A drawing 

-Any other art you feel would be a good addition that you would be willing to display

 

Aquinas Scholars Faculty Board Meeting

Tuesday, December 9, 12:00 Noon

Location: JRC 222