Students in the Honors Program standing by a banner in the Prairie Room

Push Your Limits in Our Honors Program

The University of Minnesota Crookston Honors Program was developed to inspire & transform students’ writing, critical thinking, and leadership skills.  Students will be nurtured and challenged to explore ideas, assess values and develop leadership skills. Honors coursework will address the diverse and global atmosphere in which we live. In addition, students in the Honors Program will have the opportunity for various social outings outside of the normal campus experience. 

Who is eligible to participate?
The Honors Program is open to incoming freshman students by invitation after review by the Honors committee. Selection is based on several factors that include but are not limited to the following: high school rank, grade point average, rigor of high school coursework and SAT/ACT scores. Other academically successful students (e.g., transfer or other advanced students, Alpha Lambda Delta inductees) are also welcome to join the program.

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Eddie Walker II

Official Position Title: 
Associate Professor
Honors Program Coordinator | (218) 281-8251



Major in the making of you

Honors Program Details

Two Honors program students working together at a table in the Prairie Room

The Honors Program is a program of study for high-achieving on-campus students. Incoming first-year students with an ACT of 28 or higher and a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher are invited to join the program. Full-time, degree-seeking, on-campus students may also gain admission to the Honors Program after completing one or more semesters of coursework (i.e. at least twelve credits) with a college GPA of at least 3.3. Transfer students are eligible for the Honors Program after transferring in at least 30 college credits with a college GPA of at least 3.3. Students transferring credits from within the University of Minnesota system are eligible for the Honors Program after transferring in at least 30 credits with a GPA of at least 3.3. Other talented students may be invited to the program based on their leadership, research/creative work, and/or commitment to equity and diversity. 


Honors Program


  • The program requires 15 credits based on when students enter the program. The final requirements include an honors proposal course that culminates in an honors essay, research or creative project that requires a public defense.

  • The Honors Program is open to incoming freshman students by invitation after review by the Honors committee. Other academically successful students are also welcome to joing. Learn more about eligibility.

  • Each semester, the Honors Program sponsors several Honors Excursions, which are free field trips or other extra-curricular opportunities that support the mission of the UMC Honors Program.

  • The Honors Program often sponsors or co-sponsors speakers and other campus events.


At the U of M Crookston, you won’t spend all your time behind a desk. Our curriculum is designed around experiential learning, which means we want you to have as much hands-on learning as possible. Depending on your major, you’ll find opportunities to be in the field, the lab, the classroom, or engaging in simulated scenarios that give you a competitive edge when you enter the workforce or head to grad school. You’ll learn the concepts and then actively apply them through projects, field trips, site visits, internships, and interactions with professionals in the field.

Meet your future professors

  • Eddie Walker II

    Associate Professor
  • Leslie Lekatz

    Assistant Professor
  • Rachel McCoppin

  • Craig Miller

  • Anthony Schroeder

    Associate Professor