Honors College: Honors Keystone Application
This is the application for admission to Honors Keystone in the Honors College at Southern Miss. If you are a current Honors College student, you do not need to fill out this application. You must complete the GO System’s General Application and the Honors Keystone Application to be considered for the program. The deadline to complete these applications is July 1st. (The application deadline has been extended to July 4 at 11:59 p.m. due to the holiday weekend.) References must be submitted by Wednesday, July 6 at 11:59 p.m. For more information, contact email@example.com.
The Honors College offers an enriched and challenging educational experience for high-achieving, highly engaged students. As a junior and senior in the Keystone curriculum, you have the exciting opportunity to chart your own course through the design and completion of an original research project—the senior Honors Thesis. Working with Honors faculty and with a faculty adviser in your chosen discipline, you will move through a 5-hour course sequence, distributed across four semesters, that guides you through the thesis experience. Each step in the Keystone curriculum provides you with knowledge, skills, and aptitudes that prepare you for successful completion of the thesis project and the achievement of Latin Distinction.
To be eligible for admission, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.4 on at least 45 completed college credit hours and must have completed at least three full-time semesters of college. Students applying for this fall should have an anticipated graduation date of May or Fall 2024. The program is available for both Hattiesburg and Gulf Park students, and current Southern Miss students and prospective transfer students who meet the minimum criteria are encouraged to apply. All students admitted to Honors Keystone must take HON 300 (“Developing the Honors Thesis I”; 1 credit hour), in the fall semester.