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Honors Program

Helping students succeed academically, professionally, and personally.

The Honors Program at Southeastern offers students an enriched curriculum and a supportive community. We challenge our students to critically approach their undergraduate experience through a dedicated Honors curriculum designed to enhance their education. Professors work closely with students and encourage them to use their problem-solving skills individually and collaboratively through in-depth coursework and collaboration with a community of scholars.

We place a high value on co-curricular activities that enrich student experience. Our students regularly present at professional conferences, undertake independent research projects, travel domestically and abroad, and attend top graduate and professional schools. Current students have completed internships and summer programs in California, Texas, Virginia, and in our local community. Recent graduates have attended graduate and professional schools as close as Southeastern and OU and as far as Syracuse University in New York and Durham University in the UK.

We are a resource to our students—providing academic and financial support, information on career and internship opportunities, and specialized advising and mentorship to help our students reach their full academic, professional, and personal potential.

Our application deadline is January 31st. Students can apply through the general scholarship application.

Contact Us

Phone: 580.745.2771

Honors Program Admission Requirements Open Close
  • ACT composite of 25 or SAT equivalent, from a National Test Date. 
  • Letter of recommendation from a high school faculty member or administrator demonstrating knowledge of the student’s character, accomplishments, and potential.
  • A personal statement, which should be an original, one-page, single-spaced letter, addressed to the Southeastern Faculty, articulating why and how the student would be an asset as a member of the Southeastern Honors Community.
  • Approved application for admission to Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
  • Seven-semester high school transcript
  • Preferred consideration will be give to those who participate in Honors Day (February 24th, 2018)

All materials should be uploaded through the online application by January 31.

Honors Curriculum Open Close

The Honors Program curriculum is a four-year sequence of courses designed to enrich students’ undergraduate education with an emphasis on understanding themselves in the context of local and global communities. Honors courses work together to broaden students’ perspectives, advance their academic skills across disciplines, and prepare them for graduate school and professional life. The Honors Curriculum emphasizes cross-disciplinary connections and real-world applications.

Freshman Year Courses

ORIE 1002 College Success
COMM 2213 Business and Professional Speaking

HON 3113 Local Habitations
PSY 1113 Introduction to Psychology

Sophomore Year Courses


ENG 3893 World Literature in Translation and HIST 3793 Cultural History of the West
MATH 2283 Introduction to Logic and ENG 4973 Special Studies in Rhetoric

ENG 3893 World Literature in Translation
MATH 2283 Introduction to Logic

Junior Year Courses

PHIL 2223 Ethics

LEAD 4981 Leadership

Senior Year Courses

HON 4712 Senior Seminar

Guided Elective

Honors Program Scholarships Open Close

Parsons Scholars
Full Tuition & Fees
100% Board
Four-Year Room
$750 towards Books

Regional University Baccalaureate Scholars
Full Tuition Waiver
$1,500 cash

Academic Scholar by Nomination
Full Tuition Waiver
$1,000 cash

University Honors Scholars
$2,500 Tuition Waiver

Walter D. “Buddy” Gaster Scholars
$2,000 towards Tuition

Presidential Honors Scholars
$1,250 towards Tuition

Out-of-State Scholars
Full Out-of-State Tuition Waiver
$1,000 towards In-State Tuition
Four-Year room

General Scholarship Application