Dixie State University

Booth Honors program

What is the Honors Program?

The Craig & Maureen Booth Honors Program at Dixie State University serves students who want to explore, grow, and excel. The Booth Honors Program challenges students to do their best academically, creatively, and personally. We offer opportunities for students to stand out and maximize their potential by being a part of and contributing to an active learning community of students and faculty that address innovative topics in creative and unique ways.

Why Join the Honors Program?

Priority Registration

Honors students have priority registration and can register for classes before other students, allowing exceptional flexibility in constructing their schedules.

Registration Info

Scholarship Opportunities

Students are eligible for Honors Program research and travel grants to fund study abroad trips and other experiential learning opportunities.

Funding Opportunities

Small Classes

Honors students take part in small, dynamic interdisciplinary seminar and discussion format classes covering a wide range of interesting and unusual topics.

Upcoming Honors Courses

To graduate from the Honors Program, a student must:

  • Enroll as a full-time student at DSU
  • Meet and maintain a GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Complete Honors Coursework Requirements

 

**Honors students come to us with a variety of academic experience, goals, and scheduling needs. Recognizing this, the Honors Program is flexible and, where appropriate, can substitute particular requirements.

Program Requirements

Additional Benefits

The "Booth"

An exclusive honors space in the Holland Centennial Commons named after our donors. The Booth has a beautiful view of campus and provides a terrific place for studying, reading, meeting, and socializing with other Honors students.

The honors community

Honors students engage in our dynamic student community and build friendships beyond the classroom through academic and extracurricular activities.

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Honors Housing

The Honors Living Learning Community (LLC) provides opportunities for students to stand out and maximize their potential by joining and contributing to an active learning community with similar interests in a shared living environment.

Student Housing

FAQs

Where do I find the Honors Program office?

The Honors Program office is located in the Holland Centennial Commons, room 487. The Honors collaborative space, aka “the Booth,” is located in HCC 430.

Does the Honors Program have an application deadline?

There is no deadline to apply to the Honors Program. The program accepts application year-round.
In order to receive priority registration, applicants must submit the application by the following dates:

  • For fall priority registration: March 19 at noon
  • For spring priority registration: October 1

There is no priority registration for summer semester.

Can I enroll in an honors course without being a member of the Honors Program?

Yes, all student are welcome to enroll in honors courses.

Can I count a previously completed honors course taken prior to my Honors Program admittance toward honors graduation requirements?

Yes, previously enrolled courses will be applied towards your honors graduation requirements.

Do I receive anything for completeing the Honors requirements?

After completing the Booth Honors Program requirements, students receive an honors designation on their transcript. Additionally, students receive an honors medallion to wear at the graduation ceremony and receive recognition in the graduation program.

Can I apply as a transfer student?

Transfer students are welcome to apply to the Honors Program using the Transfer student application.

What happens if my GPA falls below a 3.25?

Honors students who fall below a 3.25 GPA are given a semester of probation.

Is it okay if I am not enrolled in an Honors course this semester?

Students that are making sufficient progress towards graduation requirements may take a semester off.

What do Honors courses look like?

Honors courses are discussion based, collaborative experiences that allow students to explore topics outside of their major. Students can anticipate developing close relationships with Honors faculty and peers which provides students with a supportive network that can follow a student past graduation from DSU.

Our Mission

As a member of the National Collegiate Honors Council, Dixie State University’s Booth Honors Program provides exceptional students with an intensive, engaging, and rigorous curriculum and a community of students, faculty, and staff who share their interests.

The mission of the Booth Honors Program is to attract a diverse community of highly capable and motivated individuals who challenge one another in the lifelong pursuit of learning.

The Booth Honors Program delivers in-class and extracurricular academic experiences that create a distinctive learning environment. The Program provides measurable opportunities for broader, deeper, and more complex learner-directed experiences in a wide range of contexts that meet students’ unique needs to help them work toward their long-term goals. The Honors Program also supports other departments and programs by providing complementary academic and extracurricular experiences for talented students from the whole campus.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Proficiency in open-ended problem solving with creative, evidence-based, and multidisciplinary teamwork approaches.
  • Critical reading skills and information literacy competencies.
  • Clear, analytical and persuasive writing that exhibits critical thinking.
  • Professional quality skills in oral, graphical, and written public presentation.
  • Original scholarship and/or creative activity in their chosen field.

Contact

Beth Axelgard

Program Coordinator/Advisor

Email: baxelgard@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-879-4487

Office: Holland 487