OFFICE: Administration 220
Director: Sinclair, Stacey L., Ph.D.
The Weber Honors College provides a broad academic foundation for SDSU’s most academically engaged undergraduate students. Honors students are exposed to subjects in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The objective of the Weber Honors College is to provide the richest possible intellectual experience by helping students become conversant in multiple disciplines, think flexibly, solve problems and pursue the creative expression of ideas. Building upon the university’s commitment to educate students for a global world, the Weber Honors College provides a distinctive learning community for students who seek creative, innovative and responsible ways to understand and engage the international community.
The Weber Honors College features a unique interdisciplinary curriculum made up of small seminars that prepare students for high-impact educational experiences beyond the classroom, including study abroad, research, leadership, service, and creative activity; and for future graduate work and successful careers regardless of their chosen field of study. Students enrolled in the Weber Honors College are eligible for a variety of scholarships awarded through the college.
San Diego State University rewards completion of the Weber Honors College requirements with special recognition at commencement, a distinct transcript annotation, a Weber Honors College graduation banquet and a Weber Honors College certificate as a supplement to the diploma. The Weber Honors College also provides a special honors medallion to its graduates, especially suited for wearing at commencement.
Admission to the Weber Honors College
The priority consideration application deadline for students is January 15. After January 15, applications will be accepted and evaluated on a space-available basis until March 30. For entering first year students, eligibility for acceptance into the Weber Honors College is determined by several factors, including high school GPA (3.7 or above), and thoughtful completion of the application essay. For continuing and transfer students, eligibility is determined according to collegiate GPA (3.2 or above) and quality of the application essay. Once admitted to the Weber Honors College, students must maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA and earn a grade of B (3.0) or better in all honors courses. For additional information and to download the application, interested students should consult the website at https://honors.sdsu.edu/.
Key Features of the Curriculum
Study Abroad. All Weber Honors College students are required to complete a credit-bearing study abroad experience prior to their final semester at SDSU. The Weber Honors College recognizes that students may have limited time and/or resources to engage in study abroad. To accommodate students’ needs, a combination of short-term and long-term options is available to students. To meet the study abroad requirement, students may choose either short-term study tours, summer abroad programs, semester-long, or year-long exchanges. See the Honors Adviser to make arrangements to meet this requirement.
Honors Senior Capstone. The Weber Honors College is committed to helping students understand what, how, when, and why they learn. All Weber Honors College students are required to integrate their academic, professional, and community involvement, including major and honors-specific coursework and high impact educational experiences beyond the classroom, and formulate an action plan for post-baccalaureate personal and professional aspirations in a culminating capstone.