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Dean's Scholars Current Students

Congratulations on being a part of the Dean’s Scholars Program!  Dean's Scholars students take honors coursework, complete an undergraduate honors thesis or scholarly project, present their projects in a public forum and participate in exclusive Dean’s Scholars events with distinguished faculty and staff from the College.

Here’s what you need to know:

To complete the Dean's Scholars program, students will work with the following individuals to determine their plans of study and timeline to fulfill all requirements.  Academic Advisors assist students in enrolling and completing the required 12 credit hours of honors coursework.  Faculty research or project mentors assist students with their honors undergraduate research or scholarly projects.  And, the Program Advisor tracks students' participation and personal reflections from attending at least 8 Dean's Scholars events over the course of their undergraduate career and ensures the public presentation of their research or scholarly project for the College.  Upon completion of all aspects of the program, the Program Advisor and Ag Honors Faculty Committee perform audits to ensure students have met all requirements to receive Honors Distinction on their academic transcripts.

Dig Deeper

  • Dean’s Scholars Seminar & Learning Community
    • AGR 29000-H01 – Dean’s Scholars Seminar – one-credit hour fall-semester seminar required for all first-time beginning students accepted into the Dean’s Scholars program
    • Participation in the Ag Dean’s Scholars Learning Community
  • 12 credit hours of honors coursework (HONR, –H courses or contracted honors coursework)
  • Honors undergraduate research or scholarly project (offered through student’s home department, the College or interdisciplinary research or scholarly work; summer research programs may fulfill this requirement; fulfills requirements for Honors College honors research or scholarly project)
  • Public presentation of research or scholarly project (recommended presentation at one of the Purdue Undergraduate Research Conferences held each semester by the Office of Undergraduate Research)
  • Written reflections of 8 attended Dean’s Scholars events throughout undergraduate career
    • Dean’s Scholars events are hosted each semester in addition to many College and University-eligible events that count once written reflections are submitted
    • All learning community events offered during student’s first semester in the program count as Dean’s Scholars events once the written reflections are submitted

There are three housing options for Dean’s Scholars students:

  1. Data Mine Learning Community – Hillenbrand Hall
  2. Honors College Residences (for students also enrolled in the Honors College which typically includes about half of our Dean’s Scholars cohort each fall semester)
  3. Other University or local housing accommodations allowed, but learning community events remain required (Students may reside outside the living learning communities in Hillenbrand or the Honors College, but are still required to take part in all Dean’s Scholars Learning Community events including on campus after-class events, trips off campus and tours at agriculturally-related industry or ag tourism locations like Fair Oaks Farms, Exploration Acres, Science and Industry Museum, Indiana Dunes and more.)