Looking for something more?
There are advantages in attending a small liberal arts college, such as prestige and personal attention … and there are advantages to attending a large public university, such as a sprawling campus, a variety of majors, access to research, and an active student life.
The Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College strives for both, creating an environment where talented, motivated students may combine the best of both ends of the spectrum into a world-class education—at no additional cost.
Honors offers small class settings taught by some of SDSU’s most outstanding faculty. Courses are stimulating, challenging, and fun. Students actively engage in writing, discussion, and in-depth exploration of subjects and topics that interest them.
This means that an education from the our college features both breadth and depth. Through Honors general education classes, colloquia, contracted honors courses, and independent study projects, Honors students receive a well-rounded education of the highest quality.
Combine these experiences with opportunities for research, leadership, travel, and service—along with our dynamic community of faculty and student scholars—to create a value-added education like no other.
For those students looking for something more: Welcome. You’ve found it.
Want to know more?
The Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College has some additional resources available for students interested in becoming (or continuing as) Honors students:
- Guide for Fishback Honors College students at South Dakota State University
- Fishback Honors College progression standards (2012-2015 graduates)
- Fishback Honors College progression standards (2016 and future graduates)
- Van D. and Barbara B. Fishback Honors College Student Handbook