Honors Program

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The Honors Program at Millikin is a diverse, interdisciplinary program that fosters a collaborative environment where scholarship and creativity converge. As an Honors Student, you're afforded the opportunity to enrich your academic career through exclusive honors courses and independent study projects, all while fulfilling your University Studies requirements. By having Honors Scholar on your resume, you'll show future employers, graduate and professional schools that you are committed to lifelong learning and ready to go the extra mile in whatever you do.

The opportunity to join Millikin's Honors Program is available to both traditional incoming freshman and transfer students.

Contact the Honors Director Michael Hartsock, Ph.D. mhartsock@millikin.edu 217.424.6276

  • Gain admission to Millikin University as a full-time student.
  • Entering Freshman must display exemplary academic achievement:
    • 3.5 (unweighted) high school or greater and 
  • Transfer students with an associates degree who completed their previous institutions honors program are invited to join.
  • Transfer students without an associates degree who participated in their previous institutions honors program are invited to apply. Contact Dr. Michael Hartsock, Honors Director for more information.


The Honors Program includes two additional, special programs for which you may be eligible.

  • The Presidential Scholars Program is offered to a select number of Honors-qualified high-school seniors, and provides a full tuition scholarship.
  • The James Millikin Scholars (JMS) Program is available to any qualified third-year student (or equivalent) to engage in an independent research or creative project, with at least $500 in guaranteed project funding guaranteed.  Honors students in good standing with the program are eligible to apply.