• “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”

    “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” - Plutarch

  • "Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living."

    "Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living."- John Dewey

  • ”A good program of liberal education feeds the student’s love of truth and passion to live a good life”

    ”A good program of liberal education feeds the student’s love of truth and passion to live a good life”- Allan Bloom

  • "Education is the preparation of the individual for the community."

    "Education is the preparation of the individual for the community."- H.G. Wells

The Shackouls Honors College

The Shackouls Honors College at Mississippi State University is a community of students, faculty, and staff devoted to the pursuit of academic excellence. It serves as an intellectual focal point for the university through sponsoring speakers, conferences, and programs which connect undergraduate students to issues in higher education and well as specific research areas. We strive for rigor in both our distinctive curriculum and in our undergraduate research. Our curriculum is based upon our belief in the efficacy of general education, especially in the liberal arts, which develops such skills as critical thinking and effective writing and also engages students in discussion of the formative ideas, arts, and cultures of our world. Through a mix of both traditional and innovative pedagogies, we help our students begin their pursuit of truth in the classroom which they continue as they specialize in their research in their chosen disciplines. Our students demonstrate their general and specialized learning in a significant senior capstone experience.

Shackouls Honor College Brochure

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Faculty Spotlight

Dr Jonathan Edelmann, Honors faculty member and assistant professor of religion at Mississippi State University, recently won The John Templeton Award for Theological Promise, through the John Templeton Foundation. More

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Student Spotlight

Three Shackouls Honors College students are among those receiving honorable mention awards this year from the national Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. More