Honors Program

Honors Program
College of Arts & Sciences
USF St. Petersburg SNL100
140 Seventh Avenue South,
St. Petersburg Florida 33701
Phone: 727-873-4872

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Honors College

For more than 15 years, the University Honors Program has offered academically gifted, highly motivated students an exceptional college experience that is not only challenging, but broadens and deepens their undergraduate education.

The program encourages the rigorous pursuit of honors scholarship among students who are considered the best and brightest undergraduates at the university. We have developed a curriculum designed to bring out the talents and abilities of students and professors. We emphasize small classes where students and teachers can freely exchange ideas.

In small seminar-style classes, students receive individual attention from a distinguished faculty member. They engage in intellectually stimulating discussion and course work designed to foster the development of critical thinking skills and excellent written and oral expression. Specifically designed honors seminars span the sciences and humanities and offer an unusual amount of freedom to explore an interdisciplinary approach to the acquisition of knowledge.

Students from all USF St. Petersburg disciplines are encouraged to participate in this unique program of distinguished study. Admission to the Honors Program is based upon our assessment of your potential for superior academic achievement. Indicators of this potential include: outstanding achievement in high school or college, superior scores on standardized tests, the ability to write well, and keen intellectual curiosity. To apply, please complete an application (.pdf) and submit it to:

Dr. Mark Walters

Interim Director, Honors Program 

USF St. Petersburg

140 Seventh Avenue South, SNL100

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

(727) 873-4544

Or, you may fax your application (.pdf) and supporting materials to: (727) 873-4878.

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“The USFSP Honors Program transformed a standard course of undergraduate study into a whirlwind experience. Provocative, eclectic coursework combined with the scholarly adventure of completing a thesis added up to one wild ride for the mind!” - Barbara Ness/USFSP Class of 2003




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