The Honors College began as the Sophomore Honors Program in 1978 and through decades of change has remained proud to help UMSL offer a small liberal arts program inside a major public university.  Honors students at UMSL enjoy the best of both worlds.  For more about us please check out our history as recounted for the 25th anniversary of our college. 

Please also consider checking out the fascinating stories of some of our graduates from the class of 2016:

     Marta Kersulis, Music Theory &  Music Performance double major, credits faculty as having a big impact on her experiences and successes at UMSL.

     Emma Seidel, mechanical engineering student and pricipal flautist for the UMSL wind ensemble, accepts a full-time position with Nidec Motor Corporation.

     Marie Carol Kenney and Jessie Eikman embark on their graduate studies at UMSL to pursue MFAs in Fiction and Poetry.

     Nicole Dmytryk heads to med school.

     Bri Ehsan heads to law school.

     Eric’el Johnson wins a Trailblazer award and heads to Boeing.

     Cameron Roark finishes his second term as student body president.

     Cameron Nunn pursues a PhD in Space and Planetary Science.

     Lingru Kong praises the “mental workouts” she received in Honors.

     Jessica Ploss has a passion for law and public service.

And to see what some of our current students are up to, please be sure to keep reading:

     Soccer Teammates Joe Rund and Evan Garrad earn recongition as Academic All-Americans on the way to medical school.

     Dana Channell's double major of music & archeaology led to a fascinating internship.

     Las Vegas native Addy Lai found a world of opportunity at UMSL.

     Bridge Program students join UMSL and the Honors College.

     Gabrielle Murphy and Christopher Ernst came to Honors from the STARS program.

     Victoria Dieckman heads to Japan.

     Meagan Burwell joins UMSL Entrepreneurial Scholars and Interns Program.    

     Madison Bick's freshman year “was nothing short of a dream…”

     Sarah Hayes helps edit Litmag, with art from Amber Scholl.

     Kristy Gammill and others spend time in Japan.

     Ashley Taylor prepares for Med School.

     Ellen Vehige pursues her engineering career through internships and co-ops.

     Freshman Kalynn Clinton is on an academic journey with her mother, Kimberly Clinton.