The Weber Honors College provides an academic environment in which students experience a dynamic, interactive, and engaged education. 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. The Weber Honors College features a unique interdisciplinary curriculum made up of small, discussion-based seminars and innovative teaching techniques that promote active engagement in the subject area and 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.
Recognizing that contemporary issues and problems defy easy categorization, the
scope of the Weber Honors College curriculum is deliberately interdisciplinary,
flexible, and capable of meeting the needs of students across a wide range
of disciplines and majors. The curriculum (Honors Minor in
Interdisciplinary Studies) emphasizes discovery, creativity, initiative, responsibility,
collaboration, leadership, and independent thought. These are the attributes that
enhance opportunities for individuals, organizations, and society as a whole. The
integrative nature of the coursework invites students to reach beyond the boundaries
of their academic major and join in scholarly conversation with students and faculty
from disciplines other than their own.
Weber Honors College Mission
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
- African Proverb
One of the most important aspects of participating in the Weber Honors College is becoming part of the Honors culture at SDSU and getting to know other diverse, curious, and motivated students who share a commitment to academic excellence. The mission of the Weber Honors College is, however, about much more than aspiration and academic excellence. It also provides a unique community of place and purpose and a gathering space for diverse students who share a commitment to achievement, to giving back to the communities in which they live and work, and to deep engagement. The Weber Honors College fosters an intentional community of diverse, engaged students, a unique atmosphere of creativity, interdisciplinary conversation, intellectualism, and collegiality.