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Honors Program

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Welcome to the SE Honors Program! Our goal is to help our students succeed, academically, professionally, and personally. Through a rigorous curriculum of liberal arts courses, we challenge our students to embrace a diversity of perspectives, and to deepen their understanding of their own culture. If you are interested in joining the Honors Program, contact us at 580-745-2771 or by email at honorsprogram@se.edu. You can also schedule a campus tour here.

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The Honors Program brings high-achieving students together in a sequence of dedicated courses and challenges them to learn in a supportive community. The Honors Program is home to students from Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Ohio, Virginia, and many other states. These students develop global perspectives that prepare them to embrace difference and change even as they value their own home cultures.

Honors students serve the Honors Program by participating in the Honors Advisory Council and by attending Honors events, including volunteer activities designed to serve the university and greater community, throughout the school year. The Honors Program’s commitment to service asks that each student give back to the community, while the academic standards of the Honors curriculum prepare students for careers in science, medicine, psychology, social work, law enforcement, safety, the arts, and the business and academic worlds.

Honors students regularly present at professional and academic conferences, undertake independent research projects, travel domestically and abroad, and complete internships and summer programs in our local community and at universities across the nation.

Our graduates have been accepted into numerous postgraduate programs including medical school at OU, OSU, and Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine; Law School at OU and the University of Houston; PhD programs at the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Austin, Binghamton University, and the University of Pittsburgh; and Masters programs at Southeastern, OU, Oklahoma City University, the University of North Texas, James Madison University, and Syracuse University. Recent graduates have also gone on to professional programs in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Veterinary Science, and Pharmacy. Our graduates teach in public and higher education, hold positions in accounting firms, banks, and businesses, and serve in law enforcement and the military.

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Honors Program Students

Honors Program Students

Helena Guidry

Helena is a sophomore Mathematics Education major from Carrollton, TX. She plans to teach high school math after graduation. Along with being in Honors, she is also involved in Alumni Legacy Leaders Council, Varsity Debate Team, and Math Club. “I love the of sense community; I’ve met phenomenal people through the Honors Program. In a way, it holds me to a standard and keeps me motivated. I love that Southeastern is a small college; everyone is connected and you’re always able to find someone to help you out. You don’t feel like a number."
Honors Program Students

Nicholas White

Nicholas is a sophomore Chemistry and Biology major from Idabel, OK. He is a member of not only the Honors Program, but also the American Chemical Society as well as a lab teaching assistant for the SE Chemistry Dept. After graduating, he plans to attend medical school. He believes the Honors Program is open minded beyond most organizations and allows creativeness to blossom. "I am from a small-town and in my town, I was taught by four teachers all from Southeastern. These teachers made me who I am today, and since attending Southeastern myself, I have found nothing but hidden gems."
Honors Program Students

Tammy Vo

Tammy is a senior Political Science major from Calera, OK. After graduation, she plans to attend law school and work as an attorney. She loves the sense of community she has built with other students in the Honors Program. While a teacher’s assistant in the Learning Center, she is also involved in Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature and Pi Sigma Alpha. “I love Southeastern because my bosses, advisors, and professors all go out of their way to ensure my growth and development by guiding me to a variety of resources and opportunities.”