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.
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
Donald "Field" Brown, Mississippi State University's Rhodes Scholar for the class of 2014, discusses the application process for the Rhodes Scholarship. More