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. 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
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