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

New Scholars Welcome Banquet, 2 points

Thursday, October 2, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: ASC 365 - Rogge Room

Dr. Christopher Kachian, Department of Music and Aquinas Scholars Professor of the Year, will be the guest speaker. Please RSVP by Friday, September 26 at 12:00 PM to Connor Theisen (thei8543@stthomas.edu).

 

Feed My Starving Children, 1 point

Wednesday, October 8, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

RSVP ASAP to Callan Brown (brow4220@stthomas.edu). We will be leaving from Flynn turnaround at 7:30, so please arrive 5-10 minutes early. Drivers are needed. Please include in your RSVP if you can drive and how many people you can drive (including yourself).

 

Aquinas Scholars Faculty Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 14, 12:00 Noon - 1:15 PM

Location: TBD