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Amanda Blocker, senior in microbiology, and Scott Hamilton-Brehm, Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Amanda Blocker, senior in Microbiology, and Scott Hamilton-Brehm, Assistant Professor of Microbiology Read more.

Honors Faculty are:

  • Engaged scholars, artists, practitioners who are advancing their fields of knowledge
  • Eager to engage undergraduate students in research and independent thinking
  • Passionate about pedagogy and working holistically with students
  • Interested in seeking connections, globally and across multiple disciplines

SIUC Faculty teach in the Honors Program in several ways.

Honors Teaching Fellows:  Twice a year, the University Honors Program issues a call for Honors course proposals (November deadline for Fall courses, and March deadline for Spring courses). The proposals are reviewed by the Honors Advisory Council comprised of faculty representatives from each college.

Faculty Advisor for Honors Contract: Students may seek to earn Honors credit in any course with consent of the Faculty member as well as the Honors Director.  Please view the Honors Contract form for more details.

Independent Studies and Thesis:  Faculty direct Independent Studies (UHON 399) or UHON 499 Thesis/Project

Teaching a Departmental Honors Recognized course: Departments initiate the process for adding an H section for outstanding students to their existing courses.  Please contact for more on this.  Here is our current list of Recognized courses