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Honors College

About the College

Our innovative curriculum helps high-achieving students grow intellectually, broaden their educational experiences, and create what’s next.

Through small class sizes, immersive internships, and individualized research opportunities, Honors College students are free to explore and forge their own educational paths.

Our instructors champion every student's intellectual growth. We encourage new and challenging ideas, academic rigor, and informed debate. Honors courses feel less like classes and more like conversations—guided workshops where everyone's input matters and different perspectives find common ground.

The Honors College curriculum lets students follow their curiosity wherever it may lead. Here, students cross traditional educational boundaries and learn by doing. From immersive classes to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, learners develop essential skills in preparation for graduate school, for career success, and for a lifetime of discovery.

Scholarship Deadlines

  • Presidential Scholarship
  • $5,000 a year
  • Deadline: November 4, 2024
  • Tower Scholarship
  • $2500 a year
  • Deadline: February 1, 2025
  • University Scholarship
  • $1000 one time
  • Deadline: February 1, 2025

Learn From the Best


Dr. Cindy Ticknor
Dean, Honors College


Dr. Dawn Frazier
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Research


Aaron Gierhart
Faculty Fellow


Dr. Ryan Lynch
Associate Dean of Honors and Interdisciplinary Studies


Dr. Kimberly Shaw
Faculty Fellow


Scott Wilkerson
Faculty Follow


Cameron Williams
Faculty Fellow

Support the Honors College

When you give to the Honors College at Columbus State University, you're investing in the College and the community. If you choose, you can direct your gift to support a specific program or activity within the College. Simply designate your gift to Scholarships, Research, Student Participation in Conferences, or Program Enhancements. To support all honors students, designate the Honors College below or join our Alumni Fundraising Challenge with the goal of naming its first endowment!

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Alumni Fundraising Challenge



We Can Help

Columbus State University offers students a number of scholarships each year. Learn more about available scholarships.

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