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Honors Program in Engagement & Scholarship (HOPES)

The Honors Program in Engagement & Scholarship (HOPES) at Minot State challenges students who want a stimulating academic experience, caring faculty, collaborative learning, and creative thinking. These courses allow you to earn an academic concentration or minor in Honors.

You will participate in lively seminar discussions, conduct independent study and research, produce and present an advanced-level writing project (minor only), participate in community service projects, and earn recognition for your achievements.

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Be inspired . . . benefits of our HOPES program

HOPES will enhance your scholarly empowerment and encourage active citizenship, leadership, and devotion to the common good.
Major representation
In Fall 2017, over 30 majors were represented in the Honors Program in Engagement & Scholarship.
Cumulative GPAs
The average high school cumulative GPA of incoming Honors students is 3.75. As of Spring 2018, all Honors students have an average cumulative GPA of 3.61.


  • To promote critical, reflective, and independent thinking
  • To ensure a commitment to community awareness, involvement, and service
  • To foster excellence in verbal and written communication skills
  • To cultivate awareness of global issues and cultural diversity
Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.