• There were 688 candidates for the award nominated by 297 colleges and universities. The 200 finalists for the award were interviewed in March and early April. Fifty-eight new Truman Scholars were selected in 2015. Jamie Aron is Mississippi State

    There were 688 candidates for the award nominated by 297 colleges and universities. The 200 finalists for the award were interviewed in March and early April. Fifty-eight new Truman Scholars were selected in 2015. Jamie Aron is Mississippi State's Truman Scholar!

  • “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

  • Shackouls Honors College students at Oxford.

    Shackouls Honors College students at Oxford.

  • "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

  • Kylie Dennis and Lien Van Geel were tremendously successful in the Peyton Ward Williams Distinguished Writing Award Competition for 2014.

    Kylie Dennis and Lien Van Geel were tremendously successful in the Peyton Ward Williams Distinguished Writing Award Competition for 2014.

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

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

  •  MSU students in a Shackouls Honors College acting course received special instruction Monday from Aquila Theatre troupe members who were on campus in advance of the Lyceum Series presentation of Shakespeare

    MSU students in a Shackouls Honors College acting course received special instruction Monday from Aquila Theatre troupe members who were on campus in advance of the Lyceum Series presentation of Shakespeare's "The Tempest."

  • Sally White, Kylie Dennis, and Jamie Aron are Society of Scholars inductees Spring 2015.

  • ”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

  • The greatest benefit the Shackouls Honors College has provided me has been the mentoring and advising from Honors faculty and staff. These individuals have the hearts of saints and the minds of philosophers.

    The greatest benefit the Shackouls Honors College has provided me has been the mentoring and advising from Honors faculty and staff. These individuals have the hearts of saints and the minds of philosophers.Ben Bailey, International Business and Religion

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.

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Chris Snyder, Dean of the Shackouls Honors College and Professor of History at MSU, was recently named an Affiliated Faculty Member in the Globalising and Localising the Great War Programme at the University of Oxford. More

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Student Spotlight

We are proud to congratulate Kylie Dennis and Lien Van Geel for their tremendous success in the Peyton Ward Williams Distinguished Writing Award Competition for 2014. More