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Montana Tech's Honors Program

Honors Program

Montana Technological University’s Honors Program is an exclusive program that has been designed to stimulate the minds of some of our most academically inquisitive students. Many universities offer honors programs, but Montana Tech’s stands out as unique.

  • The honors seminar is project-based and delivered in the Socratic style, which is designed to develop key skills such as critical thinking, global fluency, professionalism, and communication.
  • Montana Tech believes that our students will hone their leadership skills when they engage with and serve the community; thus, our program includes a service component.
  • Hands-on research is a cornerstone at Montana Tech. Students selected to participate in the honors program will work alongside faculty and other mentors doing hands-on research.
Honors students bike ride
The honors program students rode through Durant Canyon, which is closed to the public, where Dr. David Hutchins (faculty, Metallurgical Engineering) taught them about restoration efforts in the community. They ended their day with a dip in Fairmont Hot Springs! Chancellor Les Cook and his wife, Stephanie, also joined the group!
Kris Bosch, honors student

"I joined the program when my professors and mentors recommended me to apply. I wasn't sure what being part of the honor's cohort would entail, but so far, I am very thankful for my experience. The honors program at Montana Tech has helped me build relationships with key faculty and meet truly incredible students.

I believe the program adds a vital piece to my education and builds valuable connections. As an engineering student, I do not have many opportunities to step back and read something fictional. Many engineering schools realize a lack of humanity in general coursework, and I firmly recommend STEM majors to take the time and join something like the honors program."

Kris Bosch, F19 Cohort, Junior, Environmental Engineering, Helena, MT

Additional benefits include:

  • The opportunity to live in a dedicated honors wing in the brand-new Student Success Center
  • Scholarship support and priority class registration.
  • A dedicated honors student lounge in the Academic Center for Excellence.
  • The program includes non-academic art, science, culture and community activities that will foster relationships with campus leaders.

Take the challenge and apply today – only 10 students will be chosen for the 2020 cohort!

Application for New Students

Application for Current Students