2019-2020 CSN Catalog 
  
    Dec 14, 2019  
2019-2020 CSN Catalog

Honors Program


The mission of the Honors Program at the College of Southern Nevada is to provide high-achieving students with an enriched academic environment that promotes intellectual curiosity, social awareness, and scholarly excellence.

Program Outcomes:

  • Synthesize, evaluate, integrate, and apply information through multiple formats and approaches from a variety of sources.
  • Identify and apply methodologies, principles, and research strategies required for creative interdisciplinary scholarship.
  • Express ideas and concepts precisely and persuasively in multiple formats.
  • Work both independently and collaboratively on projects, encouraging a sense of community, and fostering relations through academic discourse.
  • Engage with a wide range of ideas, cultures, values, and beliefs.

Admissions Requirements:

Students interested in participating in the Honors Program must submit an application for admittance and meet the following criteria:

New Student:

  • Student must submit an unofficial transcript.
  • Student must have achieved a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Student must submit two letters of recommendation from former teachers or advisors.
  • Student must submit a 500 – 1000 word essay on a topic(to be determined by the committee) that illustrates to the committee either the student’s personal views on a current event or addresses the student’s personal priorities and goals.

Existing CSN Student:

  • Student must submit an unofficial CSN transcript.
  • Student must hold a 3.25 GPA after completed credits (with no grade lower than a C).
  • Student must submit two letters of recommendation from former teachers or advisors.
  • Student must submit a 500 – 1000 word essay on a topic (to be determined by the committee) that illustrates to the committee either the student’s personal views on a current event or addresses the student’s personal priorities and goals.

Requirements to stay in the program:

  • Student must maintain a 3.25 GPA (with no grade lower than a C).

NOTE: Intellectual motivation is a significant factor in acceptance into the program; consequently, those students who may fall short of the GPA criteria, but wish to undertake the challenge, may be considered for admission into the program at the discretion of the Honors Committee.