Honors Program at Montana Tech
Montana Tech's Honors Program

Honors Program

Honors students bike ride
The honors program students rode through Durant Canyon, which is closed to the public, where Dr. David Hutchins (former faculty, Metallurgical Engineering) taught them about restoration efforts in the community. They ended their day with a dip in Fairmont Hot Springs! Chancellor Les Cook and his wife, Stephanie, also joined the group!

Montana Technological University’s Honors Program is an exclusive program that has been designed to stimulate the minds of some of our most academically inquisitive students. Many universities offer honors programs, but Montana Tech’s stands out as unique.

The honors program has been designed with the following tenets in mind:

  • Seminar: Honors students are required to register for a 0-credit seminar each semester with their cohort.  Seminar topics vary each semester but are always discussion based. 
  • Service: Each semester, honors students will participate in a service event, which will likely be part of existing service activities hosted by Associated Students of Montana Tech (ASMT).
  • Stakeholders: At least twice/year, students will have the opportunity to have dinner with campus leaders, such as the Chancellor, Provosts and Vice Chancellors.  These meals give honors students the chance to share their thoughts and ideas about the university with leaders who can create change.
  • Social Events: At last once a semester, honors students will have the opportunity to engage in a social/cultural activity. The events may include outdoor excursions, art workshops, concerts, or theater.
Matthew Haynes, MFA, Director, Honors Program, Writing Instructor I

Engineering Hall 212

Kris Bosch, honors student

"I joined the program when my professors and mentors recommended me to apply. I wasn't sure what being part of the honor's cohort would entail, but so far, I am very thankful for my experience. The honors program at Montana Tech has helped me build relationships with key faculty and meet truly incredible students.

I believe the program adds a vital piece to my education and builds valuable connections. As an engineering student, I do not have many opportunities to step back and read something fictional. Many engineering schools realize a lack of humanity in general coursework, and I firmly recommend STEM majors to take the time and join something like the honors program."

Kris Bosch, F19 Cohort, Junior, Environmental Engineering, Helena, MT