Honors Program Application

The University of Jamestown Honors Program will appeal to students who excel academically and are excited about learning across a variety of disciplines. The program features 1-credit interdisciplinary, discussion-based seminars that focus on intriguing topics and take advantage of the expertise of UJ faculty. Students who complete the program will graduate with University Honors, which will be recognized on the student’s official transcript and at commencement.

Honors Program Factsheet

The mission of the University of Jamestown Honors program is to challenge students to explore and integrate ideas from multiple disciplines, and to think critically and creatively.

List of Honors Seminars Offered

Monsters and Mayhem Exploring the History of Science through Fiction
Feeding Mars Understanding the Impact of War on Humanity through Literature and Film
Good Vibrations The Art and Physics of Music
*Note – because this program started in Fall 2017, we have only a small number of seminars developed so far – more will be added over the next few years!

Program Requirements (10 credits)

Journey 101 – Honors Section 1 credit
6 Honors Seminars (1 credit each)
3 Honors Seminars & Honors Contract course
6 credits
Honors Capstone course 3 credits
Michelle Solensky, PhD
Honors Program Director & Professor of Biology

701-252-3467 ext. 5458

Admission to Program

The Honors Program will admit approximately 20 students each year.

Students who have been accepted to the University of Jamestown, and have earned a 26 or higher ACT score AND a 3.2 or higher high school GPA are encouraged to apply to join the UJ Honors Program.

Applications will be reviewed based on three criteria: ACT score, GPA, and student response to the application question.

University of Jamestown at a glance

Financial Aid

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Fine Arts Performance Awards
  • Journey Awards

Campus Demographics

Placement Rate

1,100 students from 30 states and 20 countries
(Undergraduate 2017)

Student to Faculty Ratio - 12:1