The Pierre Laclede Honors College is a small college with a liberal arts atmosphere inside a large public research university.

The Honors College is a certificate program that can be paired with any major without adding extra classes or extending time to graduate. Classes in the Honors College are seminar-style, meaning that they are based in reading, writing, discussion, and critical thinking. This unique class format fosters an intellectual climate centered around democracy, diversity, civility and academic excellence. Members of the Honors College are engaged with their peers in a close-knit community of students from all kinds of majors and backgrounds, creating an invaluable interdisciplinary educational experience.