The Honors College at the University of Missouri seeks to provide our students with a spirit of intellectual adventure, innovation, planning for success, ensuring progress, and leadership. Through academics, community engagement, and a living-learning community, we help develop the mindsets required in undertaking those processes through innovative, high-impact experiences.


  • To create an innovative and dynamic curriculum for honors students which encourages in-depth study in traditional fields of learning as well as other kinds of intellectual inquiry: interdisciplinarity, experiential learning, and public scholarship.
  • To foster student engagement in scholarship through research and artistry opportunities, study abroad, service-learning, and other experiences that expand learning beyond the classroom.
  • To encourage and support close interaction between exceptional students and faculty dedicated to undergraduate education.
  • To serve as a meeting ground for people across the campus and community to promote intellectual engagement, academic excellence, and civic leadership.

From prospective students to alumni, we seek to build and sustain these lasting values and goals through our smaller and more rigorous setting within the vast resources of an exceptional, AAU-member university.


Our vision is the creation of a close-knit, world-class community of scholars in which intellectual students are motivated and challenged by exceptional faculty to develop their curiosity. Graduates of the college become leaders in the application of new knowledge and skills, using their talents and expertise to improve the world around them through lives of meaningful work, community engagement, and lifelong learning.

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